Hurd is a physically imposing prospect immediately on the hoof at 6'3" and 220 pounds. However, he runs with more speed and quickness than pure power and strength.
Hurd exploits alleys by shooting through holes with a good burst to quickly arrive on the second level. Hurd possesses adequate vision and instincts, is a disciplined decision-maker and has the potential to break a tackle or two in college. He is an elusive runner who prefers to sharply cut to dodge defenders.
Once Hurd clears the line of scrimmage, he has the wiggle to get around linebackers and the speed to pull away from defensive backs. He does not get caught from behind often in the open field.
He can impact the passing game due to his great ball skills, speed and ability to create separation when breaking out of his routes. Hurd's running back skills allow him to be dangerous after the catch.