ESPN's Booger McFarland says Hayden Hurst will be the steal of the 2018 NFL Draft
The SEC had 10 players taken in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, and led all conferences with 53 total selections.
One of those selections was former South Carolina TE Hayden Hurst to the Baltimore Ravens — the Ravens’ first-round pick (No. 25 overall).
On Tuesday’s edition of “The Paul Finebaum Show,” ESPN analyst Booger McFarland said he believes Hurst will be seen as the steal of the draft when all is said and done:
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) May 1, 2018
At age 24, Hurst is one of the older rookies to enter the NFL, so that experience could play in his favor. He’ll also have a solid quarterback in Joe Flacco, and the Ravens desperately need an impact tight end.
To win the Offensive Rookie of the Year award this year, he’ll need to score more touchdowns than he did at South Carolina (only three total the past two seasons), but he has the talent to be a star from Day 1.