Elite Level Starter
At 6-5 275lbs, Murphy possesses one of the highest grades in the 2023 draft class. He has the athletic and physical tools you want in today's NFL edge rusher. At 6-5, 275lbs, Murphy possesses the elite length needed to go one-on-one with today's top NFL tackles. On tape, Murphy exhibits an elite first step combined with elite-level lateral quickness for his position. His assets do not end with quickness; he can win with speed or power at the point of attack. Using his dense frame and elite strength, Murphy can anchor and hold the edge in the run game or bull through a blocker on his way to the QB.
PLAYSTYLE & SCHEME FIT
In terms of scheme fit, Murphy would excel in any defense that values pass rush and disruption from the defensive line. He is versatile enough to play in a 4-3 or 3-4 alignment, and his ability to generate pressure would make him an asset in both traditional and hybrid defenses. With his size, speed, and athleticism, Murphy has the potential to be a dominant pass rusher at the NFL level.