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Trent Murphy | Defensive End

Team: Stanford Cardinal
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 261

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Redskins selected Stanford OLB Trent Murphy with the No. 47 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.
Fri, May 9, 2014 08:23:00 PM

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Stanford OLB Trent Murphy could entice the Eagles in late Day 2 or early Day 3 of the draft, writes Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench.

"He's a better fit at 3-4 outside linebacker and he's a relentless pass-rusher with active hands on tape," wrote Muench. "He's dipped into the late Day 2, early Day 3 conversation." The 6-foot-6, 260-pounder was a highly productive college player (he collected 15 sacks and 23.5 tackles for loss last year) and has experience playing both defensive end and outside linebacker.
Sun, Mar 23, 2014 07:08:00 PM

Stanford OLB Trent Murphy will play defensive end during Senior Bowl week.

Coaches from the Atlanta Falcons decided to test the former linebacker's versatility by using him exclusively as an end in practices. "I can really play either. I played outside linebacker as a standup at Stanford, mostly the last three years, so that's what I'm comfortable with," Murphy said. "I think when you start getting down to the D-end, they start moving you to go four-eye, which gets you a little more inside. They keep bumping (me) in and in and in. So I'm not quite comfortable there. I like being on the edge." Murphy collected 15 sacks and 23.5 tackles for loss last year. "It's huge," Murphy said of the thought of adding versatility. "It (would) make me a dynamic player, which is a huge benefit."'s Todd McShay considers Murphy a second-round prospect.
Tue, Jan 21, 2014 12:17:00 PM's Bucky Brooks spoke with one NFC South scout who believes the redshirt senior will play with his hand in the dirt in the NFL.

Brooks notes some have concerns about Murphy's ability to play in space, but due to versatile defensive fronts, the Stanford Cardinal will likely only be asked to rush the passer. "He is active and aggressive on the corner, with a relentless motor that allows him to gobble up sacks on extra effort," Brooks adds.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 02:25:00 PM's Gil Brandt believes Stanford senior OLB Trent Murphy "can be an edge rusher in the NFL."

Brandt called the 6-foot-6, 260 pounder (4.75 40) "a very good player." Murphy has accumulated 9.5 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss on the season. Brandt believes Murphy could be hurt at the NFL Combine because Stanford's weight program emphasizes preventing injuries, not necessarily on increasing strength and speed. Scouts Inc.'s Todd McShay considers Murphy a second-round prospect.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 08:19:00 PM

After ranking Stanford senior Trent Murphy as a mid-round selection prior to the season, Scouts Inc.'s Todd McShay now considers the DE/OLB a second-round pick.

"Murphy isn't an elite athlete but he has a quick first step, violent hands and does a very good job of transferring speed to power," McShay writes. "His stock is rising." Murphy and other Cardinal defenders will have to step it up with Ben Gardner done for the season.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 12:34:00 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler ranked Stanford senior DE/OLB Trent Murphy No. 26 on his initial rankings for the 2014 NFL Draft.

"Murphy is a productive, aggressive and versatile stand-up pass rusher who led the team in tackles for loss (18) and sacks (10) last year," Brugler writes. Murphy is longer than former teammate Chase Thomas, but has the same "plus" technique and ability to shed at the point of attack.
Source: CBS Sports
Thu, May 2, 2013 02:26:00 PM

Stanford senior OLB/DE Trent Murphy intercepted a pass for a 40 yard touchdown to go along with seven tackles, including one for loss, in Thursday's game against Washington.

Murphy is an interesting prospect playing opposite Chase Thomas, who is one of the more technically sound players at his position. The interception came after Murphy started in a three-point stance from his end spot, tipping a bubble screen attempt up in the air, and taking it 40 yards with adequate straight line speed. We still don't know what kind of athlete Murphy is, specifically in what ways he could win on the edge, but we are intrigued.
Fri, Sep 28, 2012 09:18:00 AM