Myles Murphy 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Consensus four-star recruit
- Invited to play in the Under Armour All-America Game
- Posted 123 tackles, 19.5 sacks, and 39 TFL over his final two prep seasons
- Scheme tendencies: 3-4 even front
- 2022 projected role: Starting DT
Pros: Myles Murphy is slowly becoming the face of the Tar Heels’ defense heading into his junior season. His motor, effort, and energy are infectious. Murphy is a well-built defensive tackle that plays with both power and quickness. I noticed teams preferred to run away from him due to his ability to control his gap and create penetration. He has surprisingly fluid hips to turn and slice between zone blocks to meet the running back at the LOS. For a 300-pounder, Murphy has an impressive closing burst to the football. His hand placement on bull rushes helps soften edges and reduce the OL’s balance in pass pro. There is real potential for him to develop into a complete three-down defensive tackle. He was second on the team with four sacks last season. He combines his burst at the snap and knockback power to collapse the pocket on opposing quarterbacks. He is versatile to line up in different positions. Ideally, he is best suited as a 3-tech DT.
Cons: Myles Murphy was a first-year starter last season and it shows with the lack of maturity in his game. While he can collapse the pocket with quickness and power, his hand usage is a bit raw. He is underdeveloped as a pass rusher—adding counters to his power approach will help. His eye discipline can improve to read through the backfield eye candy. He tends to lose the ball with motions and read options. He plays with inconsistent pad-level that can stall his rush effectiveness. The talent to be dominant is evident, we just need to see it consistently.
Myles Murphy NFL Draft Scouting Report by Damian Parson