Trent Murphy, OLB, Stanford
6'5", 250 lbs
4.86 40-yard dash
2013: 62 tackles, 15 sacks, 23.5 tackles for loss, 2 forced fumbles
2012: 56 tackles, 10 sacks, 18 tackles for loss,
2011: 40 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 10 tackles for loss
2013: First-Team All-American, First-Team All-Pac-12, Bednarik Award semifinalist, Rotary Lombardi Award semifinalist, Invited to Senior Bowl
2012: Third-Team All-American, First-Team All-Pac-12, Butkus Award semifinalist
Trent Murphy was the heart and soul of a dominant Stanford defense. He had outstanding production against tough competition in the Pac-12. Although Murphy played 3-4 outside linebacker at Stanford, he has the size and athleticism to convert to a 4-3 defensive end in the NFL. He has long limbs and plenty of room to add muscle. Murphy is very instinctive and smart. His hands (11 1/8 inches) were the biggest of any player at the NFL Scouting Combine. Murphy is very physical and has an outstanding motor. He is a hardworking player that will keep the rest of the team accountable.
He has an underdeveloped body, but has lots of room to gain muscle. Struggles against larger blockers because of his small frame. Murphy is not great in coverage, but that will not be a big deal if he converts to defensive end. He has trouble against speed in the open field.
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