Denver Broncos 2014 NFL Draft Profile: DE Trent Murphy
The Denver Broncos are looking to fill in some holes on the defensive side of the football. In the past two seasons, the team has been building around creating a solid offensive unit. Now with that in place, it is time to work on the defense. The team is closer getting to where they need to be, but there is one prospect in the draft that could help the team. Enter Trent Murphy.
The defensive end from the Stanford Cardinal is projected to be drafted somewhere in day two. He could be quite the steal for the Broncos at this point in the draft. He can provide speed from the corner, which could cause a lot of problems for the ball carrier in the backfield. That speed is also helpful when it comes to jumping the snap as he has a great ability of timing the snap and getting past the offensive line.
Some analysts believe that he will struggle to find a huge role in the NFL, but with his abilities to make huge plays on defense gives him a lot of upside. His frame gives scouters a lot of question marks because he does not have the bulky size to be a defensive lineman or the elite speed of a linebacker.
This is a talent that looks OK on paper, but appears to have a lot of question marks surrounding him due to his “tweener” frame. However, Murphy has a lot of potential to become a solid player in the league. I believe the Broncos should take their chances on the defensive end. Who knows? The move could play out well for the team in the long run. His ball-seeking skills and speed off the corner makes him an underrated player who could shine in the pros.