Name: Maurice Hurst
Class: Redshirt Senior
With the 2018 Senior Bowl approaching and accepted invites rolling in by the day I'll be profiling these players and highlighting a facet of their game that makes them one of the best at their position in their Senior class.
Today we have Michigan Defensive Tackle, Maurice Hurst. The past two years Hurst has been one of the most productive and disruptive defensive linemen in the nation. His game is built off of speed and leverage. There isn't a quicker more explosive player off the snap of football in the entire country and Hurt's energetic play style, initial quickness, and natural leverage and pad level from only being 6'2" allows him to shoot gaps and slip past offensive lineman.
Hurst will surely be knocked for his size by some teams but that'll prove to be shortsighted. Some of the best defensive linemen in today's game like Aaron Donald, Mike Daniels, Grady Jarrett, Javon Hargrave etc are cut from the same cloth as Hurst. Hurst's best fit is likely as a 3-technique DT in a four-man front where he can continue to shoot gaps and cause all kinds of disruption in the backfield.
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