Eagles To Host DeMarco Murray, Who Looks Like Reid’s Type Of Running BackBREAKING NEWS, Eagles Draft, News, NFLDraft Monday, April 11th, 2011
If there’s a back among the backs who the Birds are taking a closer look at, who resembles a Philadelphia Eagles running back, it’s Oklahoma’s DeMarco Murray. He’s got decent size, great speed and quickness, the ability to pick up blitzing linebackers and pass catching skills.
On top of that, I hear that the Boomer Sooner has the mental acumen to pick up the Eagles system rather quickly. I don’t even need to know what the Eagles are saying about him, because I know he’s their type of running back whether they want to admit or not. The only problem with Murray is the the probability that he’ll be gone before they get the chance to select him.
Murray is 6′ in height and weighs 213 pounds, and as I said earlier, he’s shown the ability to step into the path of a blitzing linebacker and stop him. The analysts on NFL.com regard him as a capable pass protector.
During his time at Oklahoma, Murray ran for 3,685 yards and got into the end zone 50 times on those carries. Murray is a game breaker who runs 4.41 in the forty-yard dash. Check out his video, when he gets out in the open.
Do you think Andy Reid and Howie Roseman realize that he was also very productive as a receiver? Murray’s 2010 receiving statistics of 71 catches for 594 yards will keep Reid up at night dreaming of the youngster putting on an Eagles uniform. In his college career, Murray had a whopping 157 receptions for 1,571 yards.
He broad jumped 10’10″, and bench pressed 225 pounds 21 times. His vertical jump was 34 1/2″.
Add onto Murray’s rushing ability, pass blocking and receiving skills, his experience as a return man and there’s no question that he has look irresistible to the Eagles.
Another aspect of Murray’s game that will be considered a plus for the Eagles is his experience as a return man. He returned kicks for Oklahoma in each of the past three seasons.
Murray was an All-Big 12 selection last season. Most projections have him going in the second or third round.
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