Maurice Hurst has finally found an NFL home.
The defensive tackle out of Michigan was picked up by Oakland in the fifth round (No. 140 overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.
"He's today's 3-technique," NFL Draft analyst Mike Mayock said of Hurst, a unanimous first-team All-Big Ten defender who came on late at Michigan and overcame questions about his smaller 6-foot-1, 292-pound frame.
"Everybody wants that length at that inside position, but I look at the Pro Bowl every year and everybody that gets voted to it is [6-foot-1] or less," one scout told Bob McGinn of BobMcGinnFootball.com. "He's a lot like Aaron Donald. Only thing where they're not alike is Donald can just jolt your shoulders over your heels and rock you right back into the quarterback. I haven't seen that quality in this guy. His plays were made on quickness."