2011 Denver Broncos Draft Cameos: DeMarco Murray

COLUMBIA MISSOURI - OCTOBER 23: DeMarco Murray #7 of the Oklahoma Sooners carries the ball against the Missouri Tigers at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium on October 23 2010 in Columbia Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Running Back - Demarco Murray, Oklahoma

Height:  5'11"
Weight:  213
40yd:  4.41

Interest Level:

Private Workout:  Yes
Private Visit to Team Facility:  No
Attended Proday:  No
Other:  -

Quick Take:

If Knowshon had shown a tendency for getting injured at Georgia, he might have gotten projected where Murray is now.  Murray is very versatile, a stiff-arm, slippery, evasive type of runner, with good speed.  Reliable playmaker who was always part of a tandem through his four year career.  Played in a spread offense, has played WR and has operated the Wildcat.  Clutch in the 4th quarter.  Good interior vision, body lean, runs behind his pads, and has good production as a kick returner.  Good hands, natural receiver out of the backfield. Has had knee and hamstring issues in the past, but nothing recently.

Where He Goes in the Draft:

Bottom of the third round

What is Denver's Interest In Him?

Medium.

No doubt he is on Denver's board for the late 3rd and 4th round, where they have no picks, but they likely aren't terribly motivated to move around just for him.  He is one of several players at the Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Kansas State prodays who were probably scheduled for private workouts in order to avoid scheduling conflicts during the Broncos' proday tours.  Bringing him in is more a testament to wanting to have a solid board for their RB prospects, than of their interest in him specifically.  Having said that, he does fit what they want to do on offense.  Very well.

Round
Position, Name


CB Patrick Peterson


DT Marcell Dareus


QB Blaine Gabbert

Top OLB/DE Von Miller
1
DE Robert Quinn


DT Nick Fairley


QB Cam Newton

Middle OT Nate Solder
OT Anthony Costanzo
DE Da'Quan Bowers
DE Aldon Smith

Bottom DT/NT Phil Taylor
DE Adrian Clayborn
OG/C Danny Watkins
OLB Akeem Ayers

Top

QB Jake Locker
QB Christian Ponder
DE Jabaal Sheard
QB Ryan Mallett
CB Brandon Harris
QB Andy Dalton

2 Middle RB Mikel LeShoure
OLB Bruce Carter
ILB Quan Sturdivant

Bottom OT Ben Ijalana
RB Daniel Thomas
DE Allen Bailey
DT Marvin Austin

Top QB Colin Kaepernick
LB Dontay Moch
3 Middle WR Greg Little
FS Quinton Carter

Bottom RB DeMarco Murray

Top
4 Middle

Bottom
5 Top

Bottom
6

7

[Note:  All players in the table are ranked by overall grade within their round grouping, however, the round groupings are based on where this player will likely be drafted based on where teams are currently selecting in the draft.  Therefore a player is ranked within a group by his level of ability, but players in nearby groupings may have higher or lower actual grades, despite being in a different group.  Confusing enough for you? --Styg]

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