Maurice Murray Scouting Report

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Maurice Murray Scouting Report

Position: DT
Conference: Independent
School: New Mexico State Aggies
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #45
Height & Weight: 6'4 - 310 lbs.

2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Maurice Murray, DT, New Mexico State

Playing for Long Beach City College in 2004 as a true freshman, Murray went on to record 38 tackles (16 for loss) and 12 sacks. In 2005, Murray transferred to New Mexico State University, but did not play in the 2005 campaign due to a knee problem. During his junior season, Murray was moved from defensive tackle to defensive end where he started eight of the team's nine games, amassing only 24 tackles with 2 for loss. But, he rebounded with a semi-productive senior season in which he had 24 tackles with 5 of them for loss and he also recorded 3.5 sacks. Murray is a deceptively good athlete with relatively good speed (5.10-40) for his size. He is quick off the ball and stays low to maintain a good center of gravity. Murray does well on line stunts and can get close to the ball quickly. Moving easily through traffic, Murray is powerful and can drive back a pile. He has improved in his two years at New Mexico State, although his stats did not reflect it. He still needs to get a mean streak and better coaching is also a necessity. Murray is a deceptive player. He has all the ability to make it, but his stats did not measure up with his talent. This is an area of real concern! He will work out better than he plays. On talent alone, he's rated as a middle round pick, but due to a lack of production at a lower level school, Murray will slide deep in the draft. In fact, there's a chance he would not be drafted. Nevertheless, Murray is talented enough to merit a look late. He has the ability to make a contribution as a spot backup player.

Last Updated Mar-01-2008 by Raul Colon

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