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Demontre Hurst: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Oklahoma Cornerback

Rick DevereuxContributor IIApril 27, 2013

Demontre Hurst: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Oklahoma Cornerback

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    Demontre Hurst flew under the radar on most mock drafts, but the Oklahoma defensive back has the ability to make an NFL roster as a situational player or special teams contributor.

    Hurst was on a number of awards watch lists before the start of the 2012 season, but a quiet campaign (0 interceptions) erased hopes of postseason hardware.

Background

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    Full Name: Demontre Hurst

    Hometown: Lancaster, Texas

    High School: Lancaster High School

    Major: Communications

    Year: Senior

     

    Hurst was the district MVP his senior year at Lancaster. He almost went to Oklahoma State, but opted for the Sooners instead. 

Statistics

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    2009: 13 games played, 14 total tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 0 INT, 2 passes broken up

    2010: 14 games started, 50 total tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 1 INT, 11 passes broken up

    2011: 13 games started, 55 total tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 1 INT, 11 passes broken up

    2012: 13 games started, 59 total tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 0 INT, 9 passes broken up

     

    Hurst was named All-Big 12 second team by the coaches in 2011 and 2012. Hurst also has four career caused fumbles, three fumble recoveries and two sacks while at Oklahoma.

Draft Process

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    Measurables

    Height: 5’9”

    Weight: 189 lbs.

    Arm Length: 32”

    Hand Size: 8 3/8”

     

    Pro Day

    Vertical Jump: 37”
    Broad Jump: 10’ 0.5”
    40-yard Dash: 4.50 sec
    20-yard Shuttle: 4.27 sec
    3-Cone Drill: 7.10 sec
    60-yard Shuttle: 11.47 sec

     

    Hurst was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine. He is too short to be a starting cornerback in the NFL, and his 4.5 40-yard dash is slightly slower than average. The top-rated corners at the combine ran 4.36 (Darius Slay), 4.37 (Dee Milliner), 4.38 (Desmond Trufant) and 4.43 (Xavier Rhodes).

     

    All of Hurst’s stats via soonersports.com; other 40 times via NFL.com

Interesting Facts

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    Hurst had his own video show on the Oklahoma Sooners website in 2011. The show took fans behind the scenes in the life and insights of the starting cornerback. There were six episodes of “Demontre’s Corner.”

Observations

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    Hurst started his career in Oklahoma on special teams and will likely have to follow that path in order to make an NFL roster.

    NFL.com says he “plays hard, and is willing to support in the run game.”

    His size and speed, two things you can’t coach, are below NFL standards for starting cornerbacks.

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