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DE Trent Murphy, Stanford – The NCAA’s sack leader this season got off to a great start with an impressive practice with the North team Monday. Murphy is an athletic freak with a long wing span and his hands measured out as the biggest at the Senior Bowl (10 7/8 in.) He reminds me of J.J. Watt in that he’ll move up draft boards by impressing teams in his interviews with his character and knowledge of the game. He could be a mid-first-round pick by May. other observations
I was surprised at the physique of Jordan Matthews (WR Vanderbilt). He's always struck me as a slight receiver, and I have expressed worry that he might get pushed around a bit at the next level because of it. Pads off, however, Matthews has a chiseled upper body that drew some remarks from team scouts sitting around me. Any concerns about him being weak are off the table.
Cyril Richardson (OG Baylor). This is a big man at 343 pounds, but he's clearly carrying some extra weight in the barrel. That said, he looks like the kind of guy who flips tractor tires for fun, and I know he can play football with the best of them. As a team, you draft him, buy him a few meal replacement bars and never say another word about his weight.
two bigger corners who immediately stuck out were Stanley Jean-Baptiste (CB Nebraska) and Keith McGill (CB Utah). Both of these guys can play football in addition to being tall drinks of water.