WR, Louis Murphy, Florida
|At A Glance
|Position 1: Wide Receiver
|Projected Round: 2nd-3rd
|Bench Reps: 12
|20yd Split: 2.58
|Broad Jump: X
|10yd Split: 1.48
|20yd Shuttle: X
|3 Cone Drill: X
Pros: Good height and long arms. Excellent speed downfield, and he can use his arms to create separation against smaller corners. Fast off the line, getting to top speed quickly. Elusive with the ball in his hands, and can change directions well. Lines up in the slot and outside. Good head fake on slant routes, as he plants and accelerates well. Good on shallow crossing routes, using his speed to get extra yardage.
Cons: Slight build and not very physical. Might struggle to get off press coverage and fight for inside position against stronger NFL corners. Ball security may be an issue, as he loses control on big hits. Must prove he can high-point and win a jump ball. Inconsistent using hands to snatch the ball, and will body-catch too often. Does not attack corners to block on run plays or screens, as he hesitates and allows them to get into the play. Will get a hand on someone for a second, but is inconsistent sustaining blocks on the outside.
From Scouting Report at Mocking the draft:
Murphy has NFL size and strength, which he used at Florida to get open. Has great timed speed and is solid deep target. Shows great suddenness to get off the line. A good athlete. Shows excellent jumping ability. Can catch high passes and get his feet inbounds. Works hard as a blocker.
Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:
- The list of Florida receivers to fall short in the NFL is long.
Jacquez Green, Reidel Anthony, Reche Caldwell, Taylor Jacobs, Travis Taylor and Chad Jackson to name a few. Of the numerous Florida receivers taken early in recent drafts, few have panned out to be stars, though Tampa Bay's Ike Hilliard has become a quality starter.
Now come Percy Harvin and Louis Murphy, whose success as NFL players could either entice scouts and talent evaluators to coach Urban Meyer's spread products at Florida or sour them on these unrefined receivers. [see more...]
- Very good size and bulk with long arms...Terrific athlete...Excellent speed...Explosive with a burst...A vertical threat who gets a lot of separation...Quick off the line...Good hands and can make the difficult catch...Great ball skills...Nice leaping ability...Tough and isn't afraid to work in traffic...Some special teams potential...Still has a lot of upside. [see more....]
- Murphy projects extremely well to the next level and there is every reason to think that he will have a better career as a pro than as a Florida Gator. That's not to say, however, that his time in college has been a bust. Murphy hauled in 37 passes for 548 yards and five touchdowns as a junior in 2007. In his Florida swansong he had 38 receptions for 655 yards and seven touchdowns, including the game-clinching score against Oklahoma in the BCS National Championship. The wide receiver is a significant home-run threat (as seen in his yards-per-catch average) and he will thrive on any NFL team that has a quarterback who loves throwing the deep ball. [see more...]
- Possesses ideal size and speed. Has the athleticism to develop into a No. 1-type receiver with his impressive overall skill set. Gets up to speed quickly and is consistently able to run past defenders deep. Tracks the deep ball well out of the air and has the body control to adjust to a poorly thrown ball. [see more...]