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Packers pick #6 Kyle Murphy Stanford OT

Discussion in 'Draft Talk' started by longtimefan, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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  2. Vrill

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  3. PackerDNA

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    I called for this pick all day and most of last night. I doze off after the 5th rd and they take him.
     
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    Is there even such thing as a "reach" in the sixth round? lol
     
  6. captainWIMM

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    PFF's scouting report on Kyle Murphy:

    Position fit:
    Offensive tackle

    Stat to know:
    97.8 pass blocking efficiency in 2014 was sixth-best among Power-5 tackles. Only two games below -1.0 in pass blocking the past two seasons

    Measureables*:
    Height: 6-6
    Weight: 305
    Arm length: 33 ½ inches
    Hand size: 9 ¾ inches
    Bench: 23
    *Didn’t work out at combine or pro day

    What he does best:
    — Keeps his hands high and tight in pass protection. Very technically sound and patient with his punch
    — Solid footwork in the run game. Rarely gets himself in a bad position. Showed up on double teams where he left guard Josh Garnett took defensive linemen into the linebacker level
    — Requisite size and length to play the tackle position. Uses that length very well in the run game where he’ll lock out his arms to finish blocks

    Biggest concern:
    — Plays with a narrow base and it accentuates some serious strength issues. His pass-blocking efficiency against the bull rush was below the FBS average
    — Nothing special athletically. Will overset at times and doesn’t have the change of direction ability to recover it.
    — A lot of angle pass sets in Stanford’s offense. Looked awkward when taking vertical sets although switching from right tackle to left his senior year likely didn’t help

    Player comparison:
    Rob Havenstein, Los Angeles Rams. Athletically they aren’t going to jump off the page at you, but both have the consistency in their technique to give competent play at the tackle position

    Bottom line:
    After the top tier of tackles in this class no one has a higher floor than Murphy. He definitely needs to get stronger, but he’ll be a starter in the NFL.

    PFF had him ranked #72 on their big board. It's possible the Packers got a steal with him.
     
  7. HardRightEdge

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    There is not.
     

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