Jalen Hurd is an intriguing prospect for me. He started out his career at Tennessee as a running back, but then decided to switch schools and positions. He flashed big potential as a big slot receiver, but there are questions about his commitment to the game after he did all the switching around.
The Lions currently have Danny Amendola in the slot, so giving Hurd a year to better learn the intricacies wouldn’t be a problem. The potential for such a gifted athlete with his athletic profile brings unlimited potential to the field.
He could very well become another Golden Tate for the Lions’ offense. At the very least, he could develop his way into a reliable target in the slot for Stafford. He would also give the Lions an emergency running back who would know how to approach the game from that aspect.
If need be he could step in for a game and provide the Lions with a solid emergency back. Taking Hurd with the last of their picks gives the Lions a chance to hit a home run at the end of the draft while not risking much at all. Taking Jalen Hurd at this point of the draft is the definition of low risk, high reward.