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While one Florida blocker - Mike Pouncey - will likely be among the first offensive linemen selected in this year's draft, Hurt may face an uphill battle to be chosen at all. Hurt spent his senior season with the Gators as the starting right tackle, but his hopes of playing professionally are as a guard, and it's unclear if he has the athleticism and technique to succeed at the next level. Adding to his problems, Hurt battled injuries throughout parts of his career in Gainesville, including a knee problem his first season and a neck issue the following year, leaving him with only a limited role on the Gators' BCS championship teams in 2006 and 2008. He was also sidelined for the Outback Bowl against Penn State last season and drills at the NFL scouting combine following surgery on his right knee. As a result, teams may see Hurt as a high-risk, low-reward type of player who may have to catch on somewhere as an undrafted free agent despite his sturdy frame and experience in college football's premier conference.