Maurice Hurst, the All-American defensive tackle out of Michigan, was diagnosed with a heart condition Saturday at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, ESPN reported.
Hurst, the Wolverines’ defensive player of the year who had 12 1/5 sacks and 33 tackles for loss during his collegiate career, has been projected as a first-round pick in April’s draft.
Sources told ESPN that Hurst – 6-2, 280 – will undergo further testing this week. The severity of the diagnosis is not yet known, the World Wide Leader reported.
Hurst, who appeared in 46 games including 17 starts at defensive tackle in his four years at Michigan, will reportedly return to Indianapolis for a second round of medical checks for players who have medical red flags.
ESPN draft guru Todd McShay has Hurst going to the Cowboys at No. 19 in his most recent mock draft published on Feb. 6.
CBS Sports, which projected Hurst to go No. 21 to the Buffalo Bills, calls the D-lineman a “disruptive force on the interior against both the run and the pass.”
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