2014 NFL Draft Picks By Team: Redskins
Murphy finished his collegiate career as one of the great Stanford linebackers of all time. He was nearly universally recognized by awards and All-America lists. He will most definitely hear his name called in the first two days of the draft.
At around 6-foot-6 and 250-plus pounds, Murphy could fit in a couple different positions and schemes. Where he is draft could ultimately push him towards one position over another. Given his bulk, he makes the most sense as a DE from my perspective. He doesn't have the ideal speed to play OLB in any 4-3 scheme and may be a liability in coverage if asked to play OLB in a 3-4. He already has the frame to add another 30 pounds and maybe even play as a 3-4 DE. Hard worker, team mentality.
Reminds me of the 49ers' Justin Smith, except a bit lighter in weight. Just a brute strength guy with a great motor. Can collapse the pocket, outwork his opponent and wear them down. Sound tackler, wraps up well and puts his weight hard on players. Not a sudden or especially agile player. At his best when playing downhill. Excellent against the run and can quickly diagnose the play. Average pass rush moves. Not the sort of guy who will work the edge and bea... [Read More
The Cavaliers have produced yet another NFL-caliber offensive line prospect in Moses. With ideal height, length and footwork, he has a great opportunity to latch on as a left tackle for many years.
May be best suited for a zone-blocking scheme. Not a powerful blocker. Quick feet and good change of direction. Sets nicely and can absorb most bull rushes. Good at moving to a spot and using his momentum to deflect defenders. Well-balanced in his skills, no glaring weaknesses as a run blocker or pass protector. Will sometimes become lax with footwork. Could use some coaching up on active hand use.
Good awareness and ability to read the rush. Keeps head on a swivel. Good lateral agility when run blocking. Pad level inconsistent as defenders will sometimes use his height against him. Average knee bend. Doesn't show much of a mean streak, but certainly cares about team performance. Average bend and plays too high.
Moses projects as a Top 20 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.... [Read More
Breeland anchored Clemson's defense and helped steer his Tigers to a 11-2 record. The 5-foot-11 junior came into his own in 2013 and may sneak into the second round in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Breeland is a smooth athlete with average footwork. A bit loose in the hips and will sometimes open up his hips too early. This allows receivers to put their foot in the ground, change direction and expose the defense to big plays. Adequate height, yet still very physical against larger receivers. Good arm length (31 3/4 in.) and above-average leaper. Can mirror well in man coverage. Very good instincts in zone coverage. Watches the quarterback a little too much but this did sometimes lead to turnovers or pass break-ups.
Good press technique and more than willing to take on blockers. Looks to win one-on-one battles consistently. A bit wild in his tackling technique. Could do a much better job wrapping up and bringing goes to the ground. Average speed, but he plays faster than his combine numbers suggest.
Breeland projects as a late second to early third round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.... [Read More
Seastrunk failed to live up to the high expectations that came with Baylor's high-octane offense as his season was derailed with injuries. He remains a coveted commodity given his compact build and strong north-south running style.
After spending his freshman year at the University of Oregon, Seastrunk transferred to Baylor. He averaged over seven yards per carry in his two seasons with the Bears. A really tough runner who understands how to fall forward and fight out extra yardage. Below average to average ball security. Thick lower half with an excellent sense of balance. Can bounce off tacklers and keep momentum piling forward. Doesn't offer much as a receiver. Caught no passes in his 2013 season.
Didn't run well at the combine, but his timed speed does not illustrate how fast he is with pads on. Above-average speed. Great lateral moves. Can quickly cut and transfer his weight towards daylight. Loses little speed when changing direction. Plows through arm tackles. Stitches together subtle movements and cuts to evade would-be tacklers. Would make for a great first and second down back in the NFL. Can also move the pile on third and short. Noticeable second gear when he find... [Read More