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Grade
5.1 ?
  • 4.79 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 24 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 33.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 114.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.18 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.27 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'4" Height
  • 31 3/4" Arm Length
  • 249LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

Son of two-time National League MVP (1982-83) Dale Murphy. 2013: Played in eight games and started seven. Missed four games after breaking wrist vs. UCLA. 2012: An honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection. Played in all 12 games and started five. 2011: Played in 10 games and started two. 2010: Redshirted.

Analysis

Strengths

Dependable short-to-intermediate receiver. Adjusts to throws and has good, quick hands for a tight end -- catches off his body. Functional as a back-side hinge blocker or move blocker. Has athletic bloodlines -- father is 1982-83 National League MVP Dale Murphy.

Weaknesses

Lethargic release. Can be jammed up and rerouted off the line of scrimmage. Average speed. Stiff movement. Unrefined route runner -- tends to drift. In-line blocking needs work. Gets overpowered at the point of attack. Could stand to play with more intensity. Ordinary production. Is not especially strong for an overaged prospect. Will be a 25-year-old rookie (served a two-year LDS mission).

Bottom Line

Overaged, fairly athletic tight end/H-back who grew out of the receiver position. Missed four games as a junior because of a broken wrist and made a premature decision to leave school early in order to support his wife and daughter. Sure hands are his only standout trait.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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