PFF scouting report: Kyle Murphy, OT, Stanford

Mike Renner and the PFF draft analysts break down the play of Stanford's Kyle Murphy ahead of the 2016 NFL draft.

| 8 months ago
(Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images)

(Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images)

PFF scouting report: Kyle Murphy, OT, Stanford


Below is the PFF draft profile for Stanford’s Kyle Murphy, which incorporates PFF’s college grades and scouting intel from our team of analysts. To see all of PFF’s 2016 scouting reports, click here.

Position fit:

Offensive tackle

Stat to know:

97.8 pass blocking efficiency in 2014 was sixth-best among Power-5 tackles. Only two games below -1.0 in pass blocking the past two seasons

Measureables*:

Height: 6-6
Weight: 305
Arm length: 33 ½ inches
Hand size: 9 ¾ inches
Bench: 23
*Didn’t work out at combine or pro day

What he does best:

— Keeps his hands high and tight in pass protection. Very technically sound and patient with his punch
— Solid footwork in the run game. Rarely gets himself in a bad position. Showed up on double teams where he left guard Josh Garnett took defensive linemen into the linebacker level
— Requisite size and length to play the tackle position. Uses that length very well in the run game where he’ll lock out his arms to finish blocks

Biggest concern:

— Plays with a narrow base and it accentuates some serious strength issues. His pass-blocking efficiency against the bull rush was below the FBS average
— Nothing special athletically. Will overset at times and doesn’t have the change of direction ability to recover it.
— A lot of angle pass sets in Stanford’s offense. Looked awkward when taking vertical sets although switching from right tackle to left his senior year likely didn’t help

Player comparison:

Rob Havenstein, Los Angeles Rams. Athletically they aren’t going to jump off the page at you, but both have the consistency in their technique to give competent play at the tackle position

Bottom line:

After the top tier of tackles in this class no one has a higher floor than Murphy. He definitely needs to get stronger, but he’ll be a starter in the NFL.

 

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