Hurts is not expected to be in the top tier of quarterbacks taken during next week's draft, but his dual-threat ability makes him an intriguing prospect in today's NFL.
NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah ranked Hurts his No. 50 overall prospect heading into next week. In three seasons at Alabama and one at OU, Hurts threw for 9,477 yards, completed 65.1 percent of his passes, tossed 80 TDs to 20 INTs and added 3,274 rushing yards and 43 more scores.
Hurts isn't the only second-tier signal-caller receiving attention leading up to the draft.
Rapoport added that Georgia QB Jake Fromm is "buzzing" following his interviews with teams and has become a "favorite" of QB coaches.
Fromm is not listed on Jeremiah's list of top 50 prospects. In NFL.com draft analyst Chad Reuter's latest four-round mock draft, he has Fromm going to the Patriots at No. 71 in the third round.
Rapoport also reported that Utah State QB Jordan Love is this draft's "true wild card" and could be selected anywhere between the fifth and 25th overall pick.