Maurice Hurst Jr. will get his chance to impress in front of NFL scouts Friday. Hurst, a potential first-round pick, appears to have been cleared to participated in Michigan’s pro day, he announced on social media.
Hurst was not able to compete at the 2018 NFL Combine after he was diagnosed with a heart condition during a physical. But he announced Wednesday on Instagram that he would be participating at Michigan’s pro day.
“2 days until I get to Kill Pro Day!” Hurst wrote on Instagram.
Michigan’s Maurice Hurst Jr. will participate at pro day
After the diagnosis at the combine, Hurst said that he had a similar heart issue — an irregular EKG — at Michigan and was cleared to play.
“Went through a lot of tests and got that all figured out and was cleared, so hopefully just do the same thing once I get back to school and come back for rechecks,” Hurst told NFL Network earlier this month.
Pro day will be a crucial for Hurst’s chances of being a first-round pick. Hurst (6-foot-2, 282 pounds) had a stellar senior season at Michigan and was a consensus All-American. But he hasn’t yet had the chance to show NFL teams how well he can perform on certain on-field tests.
“Just kill it,” Hurst said in his NFL Network interview about what he’d want to do at pro day if he was cleared. “Try to have the best times and have some great position drills and show why I’m the best D-tackle in this class.”
— CollegeFootball 24/7 (@NFLDraft) March 5, 2018