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
11/20/14 - OLB Trent Murphy took full work on Thursday after being limited on Wednesday just three days after partially tearing a PCL against the Bucs.
11/19/14 - OLB Trent Murphy was limited Wednesday, just three days after partially tearing a PCL against the Bucs. DE Stephen Bowen played with similar injury in 2011.
11/17/14 - OLB Trent Murphy is day-to-day after partially tearing a PCL against the Bucs. DE Stephen Bowen played with similar injury in 2011.
11/05/14 - OLB Trent Murphy, Washington's top choice in May's draft (second round), hasn't hit the rookie wall because he didn't play that much until Brian Orakpo was lost for the season in Week 7 and because Stanford coach David Shaw didn't consider bye weeks like down time. So Murphy, unlike so many NFL newcomers over the years, isn't used to the breather that most players enjoyed during their college days.
"We were pretty unconventional at Stanford," Murphy said. "Coach Shaw kind of treated our bye weeks like opportunity weeks," Murphy said. "He saw it almost like extra spring football. So I'm used to the grind."
Murphy recorded his first NFL sack last Sunday at Minnesota -- "I finally got that monkey off my back," he said -- but he also let Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater elude him a couple of times in Washington's 29-26 defeat.
"That was pretty disappointing," Murphy said. "As outside 'backers, we can be difference-makers. Those plays could've been the difference in the game and I didn't make them. In practice, you have to run by the quarterback so you can't replicate that situation from a game. I got wide-eyed and started lunging. I did the same thing in college the first couple of times I got to the quarterback. I'm going to work on it in practice and make those plays the next game. (I have) a lot of room for improvement."
10/28/14 - OLB Trent Murphy, Washington's top pick in May's draft, started his first game in place of injured three-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker Brian Orakpo. Murphy was gashed a couple of times by Dallas star running back DeMarco Murray, but the former Stanford standout also recovered a fumble by Cowboys reserve back Joseph Randle that was forced by safety Brandon Meriweather.
"I think that play went out that far because of me, so it's a good thing I hustled back and got the fumble recovery," Murphy said. "That's why you run to the ball so you can be there if somebody knocks it out or gets a tip or something like that. Happy I was hustling on that play."