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Zachary Hurd (OL)
  • Height:
    6'7"
  • Weight:
    316 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    34 1/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 5/8 in.
  • College:
    Connecticut
  • Conference:
    AAC
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Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash5.34 sec
  • Bench Press- -
  • Vertical Jump28.0 inch
  • Broad Jump101.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill7.73 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.77 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
Buzz

Overview

Hurd has the measureables and toughness to make it as a starting offensive lineman, but may need to slide inside to guard. Does a very good job against power pass rushing opponents, but can be taken advantage of by quicker, savvy ends with an array of moves, and misses some responsibilities in blitz pickup. Gets by in the running game with solid mobility and natural size, walling off lineman or punishing second and third level players in the open. Appears to love the game, considering his admirable work ethic and the natural passion he plays with. Has starting potential, but Hurd could slip to day three of the draft.


Strengths

Hurd is blessed with excellent height and weight for the offensive line. Hard-worker who has improved steadily over career. Can thwart the bull rush and usually wins battles once engaged in pass protection. Comfortable in a zone blocking scheme. Uses his natural size and quickness to maul smaller defenders on the second level. Hard-nosed player.

Weaknesses

Susceptible to speed rushers, counter moves and quick inside moves. Can be beat by complex or delayed blitz packages in pass protection. Despite his size, doesn't blow defenders off the ball in the running game and needs to watch his pad level.

Grade

3.8

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 combine workout: Zach Hurd

    Published: March 15, 2011 at 03:29 p.m.

    Watch Connecticut OL Zach Hurd work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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