Biography: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors after his senior and junior campaigns.
Positives: "Massive blocker who is well thought of in scouting circles. Works his hands throughout the action, displays terrific jolt at the point of attack, and blocks with a nasty attitude. Stays square, attacks assignments, and is large enough to engulf defenders. Quick in his head, picks up stunts or twists, and works well with teammates. Displays a degree of quickness in his game and the ability to drive opponents off the line of scrimmage."
Negatives: Lumbers about the field and possesses marginal skills blocking in motion. Overextends into blocks and gets a bit straight legged. Struggles sliding in pass protection and lacks fluid footwork.
Analysis: Hurd has been a terrific blocker on the college level and possesses NFL type size and strength. He does not display the athleticism necessary to be used in a zone blocking system yet will be very effective for a team that reduces his area assignments and asks him to go straight ahead.
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