Maurice Hurst #1 on Football Outsiders 'prospect' list

Submitted by Real Tackles Wear 77 on November 16th, 2018 at 1:09 PM

The piece linked above ($) has Maurice Hurst #1. Qualifying players must be:

  • Third-round pick or lower, or undrafted, from the classes of 2016-2018

  • 500 or fewer offensive or defensive career snaps through Week 10 of 2018 (except running backs, who have a maximum of 300 snaps)

  • No signed contract extension

  • Age 26 or younger

For context, Da'Shawn Hand is #3, Wormley also made the list along with a few other names you might remember from the recruiting process. Great to see Mo getting some of the recognition he deserves. He has a bright career ahead of him!




November 16th, 2018 at 1:17 PM ^

Mo Hurst will, hopefully, go down in history as the biggest steal of any draft.

And yeah, I know, Tom Brady. But I'd argue that Hurst was known first round talent, and every single team had an aneurysm when it came time to draft him.


November 16th, 2018 at 2:05 PM ^

Actually, the issue with Hurst is that his talent was known but that teams believed his health was a ticking time bomb. Most aren't surprised by his performance on the field to date; it's the possibility that things could go very wrong unexpectedly at an indeterminate time that had them spooked. In that sense, the jury is still out for them. 

matty blue

November 16th, 2018 at 1:50 PM ^

all i can think is how much money the scouts masquerading as doctors cost that guy.

nobody who saw mo hurst actually play football last year is surprised that he's a terrific player.  every team in the nfl should be ashamed that they didn't draft him.

i can honestly see why tom brady might not have gotten drafted in the first round...he was kinda doughey and was never obviously a once-in-a-lifetime talent.  but passing on mo hurst?  multiple times?  that's professional malpractice, right there.


Harlans Haze

November 16th, 2018 at 1:50 PM ^

So, basically it took every NFL team screwing up 3 to 4 times (generously) for Oakland to come away with something positive this season. BTW, just looked at their roster and hadn't realized Leon Hall was still in the league. 12 year career...Go Blue!

M Squared

November 17th, 2018 at 7:33 AM ^

I love that this is happening. So happy for Mo. We all got to watch him obliterate the core of our opponent’s o-lines during his time here.

In my mind, if we had him to add to this year’s D, our D actually would be comparable to Alabama’s O.  Our relative weakest spot on D is Mo’s void in my opinion.