Michigan DT Maurice Hurst was diagnosed with a heart condition at the NFL scouting combine and won't participate in drills as he awaits further testing next week, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Saturday.
The redshirt senior whom PFW Draft expert Greg Gabriel projects as a second-round pick was cleared leaving Michigan but could have a similar condition to the one that was discovered in the New Orleans Saints' Nick Fairley last year, a source told NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.
Fairley was a former first-round pick whose condition wasn't detected at the combine or by the Detroit Lions, who drafted him 13th overall in 2011. But after one season in New Orleans, Fairley's condition was identified and he sat out the 2017 NFL season and was told by at least one doctor that he should retire from the NFL.
Hurst, PFW's fifth-ranked interior D-lineman, tallied 12½ sacks and 31½ tackles for loss for the Wolverines and earned high marks from Gabriel for his strength, physicality and intelligence. However, Hurst's tape reveals an enigmatic player, according to Gabriel, and that's suddenly the least of the 6-foot-2, 282-pound tackle's concerns.
PFW will update this story as we learn more details.