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2018 NFL Draft Scouting Report: TE Hayden Hurst

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 250 lbs.

Age: 24

School: South Carolina


40-yard dash: 4.67 sec.

Vertical: 31.5”

Broad: 120.0”

Bench: DNP

3-cone: 7.19 sec.



All-around skillset with good size. Smooth and polished receiver with soft hands. Creates separation at the top of the route. Makes contested catches in traffic. Gets good extension on balls thrown away from his body. Has experience running routes both as a wideout and a traditional tight end. Reliable target for the quarterback. Good overall feel for the game. Willing and effective blocker. Tough and mature.



Needs to perfect the subtleties as a route-runner. Doesn’t possess elite explosiveness or leaping ability. Turns 25-years-old before the 2018 regular season.


NFL Comparisons

Greg Olsen – Zach Ertz – Dallas Clark



Hurst reminds me a lot of Greg Olsen as an all-around tight end that has shown the ability to block like an old-school player, but can also lineup as a wide receiver and hurt the defense. His age wouldn’t preclude him from being a Day 1 pick for me.


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