Data Scout Notes: 2013: 1stC/WCamp1st-LB...PLombardi/PButkus/PNagurski/PBednarik/DS#1PSTeamProspect-RRang/TSX-PTW...2012: 1stC/AP3rd...PButkus...2011: NA
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Draft Scout Trent Murphy News
03/26/14 - 2014 Pro Days: Combine-snub Ben Gardner surprise star at Stanford...All 32 NFL teams were represented at Stanford's Pro Day on Thursday, a testament to a Cardinal draft class that could prove the richest in school history. While the 2014 class may not boast a blue chip prospect like Andrew Luck, NFLDraftScout.com currently lists 10 players as potentially draft-worthy. Many of them worked out Thursday, with several high-ranking prospects improving upon their Combine efforts.
Stanford's Trent Murphy, who led the nation with 15 sacks as a senior, shaved over a tenth of a second off of his 40-yard dash time on Thursday, recording a 4.72-4.75 according to a source at the workout. The 6-foot-6, 250 pound Murphy had been clocked at 4.86 seconds in Indianapolis. Following the timed drills, Murphy was asked to perform in defensive linemen and linebacker drills, where I'm told he impressed with his underrated athleticism. Some believe that Murphy is a 'tweener who will struggle to find a role in the NFL. I see a versatile defender capable of lining up in the two or three point stance who has consistently demonstrated a knack for making big plays. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
02/20/14 - 2014 NFL Draft Scout Pre-Combine Top 64 Prospects: 43. Trent Murphy, DE, Stanford, 6-6, 252, 4.82, 2...On-field play reflects off-field hobby -- steer wrestling. Murphy is country strong with great leverage and powerful hands that can hogtie or throw aside anything in reach. But, absent a lasso, he needs faster giddy up in his get along. Impactful starter since 2011 and respected leader on a team of leaders. Missed final 10 games in 2010 with unknown leg injury. Maybe a steer kicked him. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
01/21/14 - 2014 Senior Bowl Tuesday...Murphy, a playmaking outside linebacker for a highly physical Stanford squad, is also having a tough time adjusting as the Falcons are asking him to play defensive end. While known for his toughness and physicality with the Cardinal, Murphy looked surprisingly lean during Monday's weigh-ins, showing little upper body development on his 6-foot-5, 253-pound frame. He has strong, active hands to knock away blockers' attempts to latch on and accelerates around the edge in a controlled, efficient manner. He isn't an explosive athlete in any way, however, leading to questions about where he'll fit at the next level as he does not possess great burst nor the strength teams are looking for in an end capable of setting the edge. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
01/01/14 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: Stanford is 11-12-1 in bowl games and is the only program that will be playing in its fourth straight BCS bowl game. The Cardinal played in 11 Rose Bowls before 1971 but didn't play again until 1999. They returned last season to knock off Wisconsin.
Senior linebacker Trent Murphy is arguably the best defensive player in the Pac-12 and has 14 sacks and 21.5 tackles for loss in 13 games for the Cardinal. Both are tops in the Pac-12 this season and Murphy has been a first-team all-conference selection for two straight seasons and had seven tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack in the victory over Arizona State on Saturday. - The Sports Xchange
12/13/13 - 2013 WALTER CAMP FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN: LB Trent Murphy, Stanford, 6-6 261, Sr., Mesa, AZ...Murphy, a fifth-year senior outside linebacker, leads the nation in sacks with 14.0, 1.5 more than any other player. He also ranks sixth nationally with 1.7 tackles for loss/game while his 21.5 tackles for loss are third most. Murphy’s 14.0 sacks currently rank tied for fourth on Stanford’s single season list with Kailee Wong (1996) and Riall Johnson (1999).
Murphy’s total is the most by a Stanford player since 2000 when Johnson tallied 15 sacks. Murphy had two or more sacks in five different games this season and recorded at least one sack in nine of 13 contests. All said and done, the team co-captain has totaled 58 tackles, 21.5 tackles for loss, 14 sacks, one interception returned 30 yards for a touchdown, six pass breakups, two forced fumbles and one blocked kick while helping lead the Cardinal to the 100th Rose Bowl Game against Michigan State on Jan. 1. - Stanford football