Hayden Hurst wasn't known as a speedster coming out of college. As an older-than-usual tight end, high-level speed wasn't one of his bigger selling points as a prospect.
Don't tell that to him, though.
On a 61-yard catch-and-run touchdown against the Bills in Week 14, Hurst reached a top speed of 20.5 mph, according to Next Gen Stats. That number is the highest reached by any Ravens offensive player this season.
So, of course, Hurst had to notify Madden, in case they felt the need to make any adjustments to his rating.
Hurst moved from a 83 speed rating to an 85. He's still just 16th at his position, and behind many of his teammates. Jackson and Brown are in the mid-90s, and even fellow tight end Mark Andrews is still ahead of Hurst with an 86.
It's nice to see Madden is willing to make changes when it's deserved. Maybe a few more 60-yard touchdown receptions will help bump Hurst up to Andrews' level.
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