2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Myles Murphy, Edge, Clemson University
Clemson edge rusher Myles Murphy is seen as a first-round pick in the 2023 NFL draft. I break down the skillset he brings to the table here.
Myles Murphy is a player that has produced some differing opinions amongst analysts. Some see him as a top 10 player in the class, while others aren’t nearly as high.
This scouting report is also available in a video format here. I strongly encourage everyone to watch that video as it allows you to visualize everything I discuss in this scouting report.
Height/Weight: 6-foot- 5/8, 268 pounds
High School: Hillgrove HS (Powder Springd, GA)
Recruit (247): 2020 class No. 7 Natl No. 1 SDE
2022 Stats: 34 pressures 6 sacks 21 stops
2022 PFF: 79.0
2021 Stats: 42 pressures 9 sacks 22 stops
2021 PFF: 79.1
- Physical Tools
- Was the top ranked DE in the 2020 class and you can see why when watching his tape.
- Murphy is 6-foot-5, 268 pounds with an impressive blend of athleticism and power.
- Immediately played a big role on Clemson’s D-line as a true freshman, which is a testament to how naturally gifted he is.
- Powerful – Capable of winning with power in pass rushes and tossing linemen to blow up run plays.
- Relentless in his reps, plays with high intensity throughout all plays.
- Some of his wins as a pass rusher came from simply never giving up on a rep and continuing to fight.
- Long Arm
- Does an excellent job of utilizing the long arm move where he uses his strength to get tackles off balance and create a path to the QB.
- A move that he has the strength and athleticism to be effective with in the NFL as well.
- Lack of development/growth
- Former five star who came in and immediately made an impact as a freshman, but didn’t really improve his production over his time at Clemson.
- PFF grades – 2020 85.2 2021 79.1 2020 79.0
- Didn’t dominate at a level of consistency as a pass rusher you’d expect from an edge rusher receiving top 10/15 hype.
- 2022 – three games with just one pressure and four games with two pressures.
- Lacks inside counter moves
- Most of his pass rush moves come from winning around the outside of tackles.
- When he’s unable to win around the outside, he usually loses the rep as he hasn’t developed effective counter moves yet.
- Something he may develop with time and the right coaching, but is lacking in his game currently.
Pos Rank: ED5
Projection: First Round
I’m not quite as high on Myles Murphy as some analysts are, but the physical tools and upside he brings to the table is intriguing, making him a first round player for me.