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Grade
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  • 4.43 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 203LBS. Weight

Overview

Another in the line of talented Florida receivers, Murphy hopes to change the group's poor reputation among NFL scouts. Despite his good size and great speed (ran anchor on state-winning 4x400 relay team in high school), Florida's other speedy playmakers overshadow Murphy's attributes and prevent him from putting up big numbers.

He averaged 38 catches for 602 yards (15.8 avg.) and 6.5 touchdowns the past two seasons. In other offenses, Murphy could have been a 1,000-yard receiver.

NFL teams hope they can give him a chance to be that type of receiver. Coach Urban Meyer has said Murphy improved as a player and a person as much as anyone he has coached. Had an arm span of 33 5/8 inches and a hand span of 10 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Good height and long arms. Excellent speed downfield, and he can use his arms to create separation against smaller corners. Fast off the line, getting to top speed quickly. Elusive with the ball in his hands, and can change directions well. Lines up in the slot and outside. Good head fake on slant routes, as he plants and accelerates well. Good on shallow crossing routes, using his speed to get extra yardage. Negatives: Slight build and not very physical. Might struggle to get off press coverage and fight for inside position against stronger NFL corners. Ball security may be an issue, as he loses control on big hits. Must prove he can high-point and win a jump ball. Inconsistent using hands to snatch the ball, and will body-catch too often. Does not attack corners to block on run plays or screens, as he hesitates and allows them to get into the play. Will get a hand on someone for a second, but is inconsistent sustaining blocks on the outside.
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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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