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DRAFTED BY: SAINTS ROUND7 PICK13 OVERALL230 COMBINE RESULTS

4.61 SEC
11 REPS

5'8"
HEIGHT

31"
ARM LENGTH

193LBS.
WEIGHT

8 5/8"
HANDS

OVERVIEW
2014: First-team All-SEC (all-purpose). Played in all 14 games with 11 starts. 2013: Second-team All-SEC (all-purpose). Led team in all-purpose, KR and PR yards. 2012: First-team All-SEC return specialist. 2012: First-team All-SEC return specialist. 2011: Redshirted with a torn right shoulder labrum suffered during July 7-on-7 drills. 2010: Played in all 12 games as the primary KR and a reserve RB.

PRO DAY RESULTS
40-yard dash: 4.53 and 4.57 seconds
Vertical jump: 30 1/2 inches
Broad jump: 9 feet, 7 inches
20-yard short shuttle: 4.39 seconds
Three-cone drill: 7.16 seconds

ANALYSIS

STRENGTHS Has the foot quickness and acceleration to make something out of nothing when called upon as a runner. Needs to play in space, but has quality traits for a runner, despite size. Has enough speed to turn the corner and hit a big run down the sideline. In passing game, mismatches inside 'backers with razor-sharp cuts to the sideline, creating easy throws for the quarterback. Looks to adjust his routes over the top of coverage if quarterback scrambles. Has excellent hands and concentration to finish a catch despite impending contact. Celebrated kick- and punt-return specialist with seven career return touchdowns at Missouri.

WEAKNESSES Needs to improve his reads and feel on stretch plays flowing outside. Small running back with limited amount of carries he can offer in a given game. Tends to float in space as a receiver rather than working back to the ball. Doesn't make the sharp, downhill cuts expected from him as a running back. Missed 2011 with a shoulder injury. He tries to get in the way as a pass blocker, but lacks bulk and strength to be trusted with blitz pickup on next level.

DRAFT PROJECTION Round 7 or priority free agent

NFL COMPARISON Dexter McCluster

BOTTOM LINE All-purpose running back with a lean frame and a big heart. Showed consistency of effort and production during his time at Missouri. His value as a runner is limited due to his size, but he has the potential to become a legitimate target out of the backfield and might warrant some reps in camp as a slot receiver. Murphy can step in and immediately challenge for the top spot as a kickoff and/or punt returner.
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Murphy and Saunders battle out for returns
Keeps Cooks from hits
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Murphy and Saunders battle out for returns
Keeps Cooks from hits
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Chase Goodbread ‏@ChaseGoodbread 3s3 seconds ago
Marcus Murphy has Sproles-like receiving skills. Unfortunately for him, nobody has Sproles-like durability.
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His highlight reel is nothing but return TDs lol
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I like Murphy but it's only pick that I'm
Disappointed with. That will change though if we get some good udfa
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Old 05-02-2015, 05:43 PM   #1307
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My Hindsight 20/20 Draft

1) WR Parker (although Strief needs to go back to swingman off a bench)
1) DT Malcom Brown
2) LB Kendricks
3) QB Grayson
3 (#78) trade down before #111: OG Tre Jackson
5) OLB Tull
5) DT Davison
6) trade down to 7th for all these gifts
7) CB Ekpre-Olomu, WR McBride, NT Xavier William

Good real draft, though. Just too bad NT Shelton didn't last 1 more pick. If he had, we could've traded down from #44 to before #70 for WR Strong.
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PR/KR. Dude has blazing speed.
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Stick that kid and Cooks running routes together, talk about mismatches!
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Originally Posted by WillSaints81 View Post
Are UDFAs in recent years were not so good. We better be able to do better this time.
Not been bad

need a year or two as most are practise squad

Ty Zimmerman, S, Kansas State
Brian Dixon, CB, Northwest Missouri State
Seantavius Jones, WR, Valdosta State
Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers
Pierre Warren, S, Jacksonville St.
Kasim Edebali, DE, Boston College
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