Top: 5-10 6/8
Hand: 8 7/8
Arm: 30 1/8
Wingspan: 71 3/8
40-Garden Sprint: 4.55
Professional Agility (20-Garden) Shuttle: N/A
3-Cone Check: N/A
60-Garden Shuttle: N/A
Bench Push: 14 reps of 225 pounds
Vertical Bounce: 36.5 inches
Standing Broad Bounce: 120 inches
Professional Comparison: Samari Rolle/Kyle Fuller
A ton of analysts have Byron Murphy as the top rated cornerback accessible on their draft boards – so in a sense the NFL Scouting Mix could have been seen as a true make-or-crack function for the redshirt sophomore. If he did everything he was predicted to do and verified the analysts’ suspicions, Murphy would cement his status as a slam-dunk 1st-round pick. But if some thing went erroneous…search out.
Not to fear, Murphy crushed it. He did not do any agility drills, and his 4.55 40-Garden Sprint will never dissuade those people who like him from shying absent – but it was the on-industry get the job done the place Byron turned it on. He was clean and composed, allowing his instincts and method do the speaking for him. Due to the fact of that on-industry get the job done, Murphy was named to the NFL.com All-Mix Defensive Group.
Here’s what some of the analysts had to say about Murphy’s mix…
ESPN’s Mel Kiper…
With 7 interceptions over the previous two seasons, Washington’s Byron Murphy is the very best ball hawk in this class. I will not consider his 4.55 40 will cause him to drop far, while he has a smaller sized body than I would have appreciated to see. He’s a top rated-40 prospect on tape.”
NFL.com’s Chad Reuter…
“Even though his jumps (36.5-inch vertical, 10- broad) and 40 time (4.55 seconds) were being pedestrian, Murphy was clearly the very best corner on the industry in the course of drills in point, (Corey) Ballentine was the only other dude in Murphy’s place code. Murphy was a clean mover in all posture exercise routines and significant-pointed or snatched the ball from the air like a receiver.”
NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks…
“The Washington star did not put up an outstanding 40 time (4.55), but he might’ve exhibited the very best footwork and method of any defensive back in the developing. Murphy is clean and fluid as a turner, and appears like an MLB middle fielder in motion. With Murphy impressing scouts and coaches with his soccer IQ in conferences, the playmaking corner could stay a Working day 1 prospect inspite of his moments.”
CBS.com’s R.J. White…
“Washington’s Byron Murphy also did not blaze on the 40 with a 4.55-next time, but he showed in the drills why several folks consider he is the top rated dude in the class. He showed terrific footwork capacity to changeover on the pedal-and-react and the W drills, but also flashed strong fingers just about every time the ball was in the air. As extensive as you will not expect him to remain with burners deep, he has everything you want at the posture.”
Bleacher Report’s Rob Goldberg…
“It is really generally vital to balance the screening with the relaxation of the scouting report, and Byron Murphy showed why Monday. His 40-lawn sprint did not transform several heads at 4.55 seconds. The other figures were not amongst the leaders, like 36.5 inches on the vertical leap and 10 feet for the broad leap. On the other hand, Murphy stood out in the course of the drills with his clean functioning. Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller outlined the Washington merchandise as his No. 1 cornerback in the class heading into the mix, and that may possibly not alter inspite of mediocre screening figures. Even at 5’11”, 190 pounds, Murphy could close up going early in the 1st round.”
Bleacher Report’s Gary Davenport…
“Neither Greedy Williams nor Deandre Baker was the No. 1 cornerback on the significant board of Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller heading into the mix. That honor belonged to Washington’s Byron Murphy, who had 58 full stops, four interceptions and 13 passes defensed for the Huskies in 2018.
“And just like the aforementioned Williams and Baker, Murphy’s mix was a combined bag.
“When it came to the on-industry drills, Murphy fared as well as any cornerback in Indianapolis. He was clean and sudden in his breaks, did not squander a ton of measures and shown additionally ball competencies.
“The difficulty was what came just before it. Murphy calculated out before at the mix at a hair underneath 5’11” and ran a disappointing 4.55 seconds in the 40-lawn sprint. At a posture the place duration and velocity are of terrific value, neither of those people figures is going to sit well with NFL clubs.
“His mix was an inverse Greedy.
“Again, tape won’t lie. Murphy was not the top rated cornerback on some draft boards simply because he is lanky or blazing speedy. He performs with terrific method and is extremely bodily for his dimension. Murphy is just not even a tiny hesitant to get soiled. Rather the reverse.
“But the concerns about Murphy’s duration and straight-line velocity were being strengthened by his showing at the mix. It was a concept amongst the top rated corner potential clients at the 2019 mix. No one particular separated himself.
“That is going to ratchet up the force on every single of those people kids at their respective professional days.”
Sporting activities Illustrated’s Albert Breer…
“As for Monday’s exercise routines, Washington CB Byron Murphy had a extremely, extremely strong Monday. Each he and teammate Tyler Rapp have come to be darlings of the scouting group over the previous 12 months.”