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2013 NFL Mock Draft: Alex Hurst

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Prior in NFL Draft Hot Spot we went over LSU Tigers Left Tackle Chris Faulk whom I was quite impressed with. This week I will evaluate the Tigers Right Tackle Alex Hurst. LSU forms one of the top tackle tandems in the country. If the Tigers plan on getting back to the National Title game Hurst will be a key component in that equation.

Scouting Report

  • OT
  • LSU Tigers
  • 6’-6’’
  • 340 lbs.

Pros

  • Exceptional length and mass
  • Exhibits good overall strength
  • Displays the ability to anchor down
  • Good demeanor
  • Runs legs after contact
  • Capable of reaching second level

Cons

  • Average athlete, a bit stiff in hips
  • Needs to bend at the knees (High pad level)
  • Demonstrates average foot quickness
  • Doesn’t show proper balance
  • Looks uncomfortable in space
  • Tends to lean into blocks (needs to fire off hands)
  • Needs to be quicker off the snap
  • Possesses a bit of a narrow base
  • Needs to bring more of a physical punch

Analysis

After reviewing the film on Hurst I feel as if his counterpart Chris Faulk is a better overall talent at tackle as Hurst doesn’t possess the foot quickness you look for in a Tackle at the next level. Hurst does exhibit excellent size and a demeanor that’s needed to play on the Offensive line in the defensive heavy SEC Conference.

Trey Randall is the Director of Player Personnel for the Eastern Kentucky Drillers, Arena Football and the Co-Owner/Director of Operations for Gridiron Scouting Southwest. A former Division I college football player Trey also hold a position as a Scout for the Players All-Star Classic College Bowl Game. You may contact Trey directly at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @TreyRandall1
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