Former Michigan star Maurice Hurst, who was rated as one of the top defensive tackle prospects in the NFL Draft this year, has yet to be taken through three rounds.
A player projected to have first- or second-day talent fell to the fifth round due to a heart condition.
Hurst was disqualified from the combines based on the results of an ekg.
Without the health concerns, Hurst likely would have been a first round pick.
While he was cleared to play at MI and cleared again to participate at his pro day, the only explanation for his slide is that National Football League teams are scared of a scenario in which his heart keeps him from having a long career.
It is a gamble for the Raiders to take Hurst, but it is a gamble worth taking for a team that needs defensive help badly. "I'm just upset and disappointed teams decided not to pick me".
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said Hurst will undergo an annual heart evaluation. "But right now, he's good".
The Raiders traded up in the fifth round on Saturday to take talented MI pass rusher Maurice Hurst, who fell from a projected first-round pick to off some draft boards because of concerns from a heart condition that got him sent home from the combine. "But we've got no doubts about you". He tweeted Friday night after going unselected in rounds 2 and 3 he was "just waiting for the right place", and he may be going to a ideal situation, joining a team that is loaded in the front seven. He's expected to be on the field in Alameda Friday for the start of rookie mini-camp.
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'Well, I don't really hear all the skeptics, ' Gruden said, via The Mercury News. If teams are able to medically clear him, specifically the Broncos, this would be a great pick.
"I was very surprised", Parker said.
The selection of Kolton Miller in Round 1, especially after trading out of a top 10 pick, was questionable.
While some of these picks may seem questionable seeing as the team has other holes that need addressing, it is not surprising the team elected to go the route of strengthening the trenches.
Jon Gruden has publicly said he wants to "throw the game back to 1998" and not employ the use of analytics in his decisions. [Hall] and Arden Key. He damaged his meniscus in a private workout with the Lions recently and required surgery. "I had a late first-round grade on him".
The Raiders traded the No. 159 and 185 picks to the Colts in order to move up and select Hurst at No. 140. Saturday, they also drafted a punter, Florida's Johnny Townsend, in the fifth round to presumably replace Marquette King, and added a big receiver in round seven in Oklahoma State's Marcell Ateman. He also blocked 14 kicks on special teams - three shy of the all-time FCS record. Victor was suspended for last season's opener for reportedly failing a drug test, started five games, then was suspended indefinitely for a DUI charge in early November.
"As far as character, we're not going to condemn these kids for mistakes". "And we're not gonna lower our standards".
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