4. Byron Murphy, Washington
5-11, 190: A massive producer for the great Husky defense, he picked off six passes and broke up 20 in his 20 games of action. He’s a fighter, he’ll hit, and he’ll always be around the ball.
His game, though, is a wee bit off. He’s not all that huge, and the 4.55 40 is too slow, but he’s quick and he doesn’t have a problem in games holding his own against all types of targets.
Very smart, he makes up for the deficiencies with great technique and always being in the right position. However, he doesn’t have that extra gear.
His style and play were good enough in college, but he might be a grabby pass interference problem at the next level. The savvy skills will work to a point, but in an okay class of corners he’s missing the sure-thing first round tools.
Love him on Day Two, he’s a bit of a reach on Day One.
Projected Round: Late First
Real Value: Second