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2017 NFL DRAFT
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Terrence Murphy

Height: 6-1 | Weight: 202 | College: Texas A&M
 
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Overview

Positives … Has adequate height, but shows good overall muscle tone, good bubble and thighs and trim waist … Shows quick acceleration and thrust off the line of scrimmage and is learning how to use that speed to burst into his routes … Uses his head and shoulder fakes, along with a high release to make quick cuts in attempts to avoid the jam … A good threat on underneath routes, as he is effective at finding the seam … His speed and body control allow him to run by defenders on long routes … Can run, jump and adjust to the ball in flight … Shows good acceleration after the catch and enough elusiveness to avoid arm tackles … Efficient utilizing his second gear on vertical routes … shows good urgency getting to the ball in traffic … Has the strength to break tackles and is not easy to knock down … Willing blocker who shows some snap in his hips.

Negatives … Needs route refinement, as he rounds his cuts and takes a soft angle approach to the ball … Not a polished receiver, as he will extend for the ball, but is prone to double catches … Appears aware of coverage, but does a marginal job of uncovering and settling into the soft spot of the zone … Does not sell his route and fails to set up the defenders … Needs to secure the ball better before turning up field, as most of his bobbles have resulted in him fighting for the ball (six of his nine fumbles led to opposition scores) … Does not have the ideal size to be effective as a vertical receiver.

2004 Season

All-Big Twelve Conference first-team selection as a kickoff returner … Team MVP and squad captain … Member of the Leadership Council … Moved into the starting lineup at the "Z" receiver position … Caught 44 passes for 762 yards (17.3 avg), but did not have any touchdown grabs … His 762 yards rank fourth on the school's season-record list behind Ken McLean (835 in 1965), Albert Connell (872 in 1996) and Robert Ferguson (885 in 2000) … Rushed ten times for 150 yards (15.0 avg) and a score … Returned 23 kickoffs for 626 yards (27.2 avg), breaking the previous Aggie season-record of 590 yards by Leeland McElroy in 1993 … Fumbled four times, with one setting up an opposition scoring drive … His 1538 all-purpose yards were the most ever by a Texas A&M receiver in a season.

2003 GAME Analysis

Arkansas State … Had a 77-yard kickoff return, gaining 135 yards on two attempts and caught two passes for 19 yards.

Utah … Turned the ball over on a fumble, but made up for that miscue by taking the ball 80 yards for a touchdown on a reverse … Added 76 yards on four grabs and 85 yards on two kickoff returns.

Pittsburgh … Rushed three times for 40 yards, caught four passes for 61 yards and returned a kickoff 25 yards.

Texas Tech … Fumbled once, had a 32-yard reception and returned four kickoffs for 77 yards.

Oklahoma State … Had another fumble, but amassed 38 yards on three carries, 98 yards on six grabs and 21 yards on a kickoff return.

Kansas … Gained 72 yards on three catches and 45 yards on a kickoff return, but lost 8 yards on a reverse.

Missouri … Made up for a fumble with 156 yards on eight receptions and 57 yards on three kickoff returns.

Texas … Closed out the season with seven catches for 150 yards and three kickoff returns for 45 yards.

2003 Season

Played in eleven games, starting three contests … Sat out the season opener vs. Louisiana-Lafayette with an ankle sprain … Finished with 36 receptions for 599 yards (16.6 avg) and four touchdowns.

2002 GAME ANALYSIS

Pittsburgh … Gained 88 yards on three catches.

Virginia Tech … Turned the ball over on a fumble as he caught four passes for 25 yards.

Texas Tech … Scored on a 9-yard catch.

Kansas … Had five receptions for 99 yards.

Nebraska … Followed with 75 yards on five catches.

Oklahoma … Hauled in five passes for 128 yards and touchdowns of 61 & 40 yards.

Missouri … Amassed 101 yards on four grabs.

Texas … Made five catches for 32 yards and a 2-yard touchdown.

2002 Season

Set a school freshman record with 518 yards on 36 catches (14.4 avg) with three touchdowns … Carried three times for 28 yards (9.3 avg) and returned a kickoff 19 yards.

2001 GAME ANALYSIS

McNeese State … Made his collegiate debut with four catches for 79 yards and a 16-yard score.

Colorado … Snatched a career-high ten passes for 146 yards and a 36-yard touchdown, adding 20 yards on two reverses … His ten catches rank sixth on the school's game-record list.

Kansas State … Followed with five receptions for 107 yards and a 44-yard score, adding 19 yards on a kickoff return.

Texas Tech … Turned the ball over on a fumble and had three catches for 21 yards.

Injury Report

2002: Sat out the season opener vs. Louisiana-Lafayette with an ankle sprain.

2004: Missed the Clemson game after taking a helmet to the head in the third quarter vs. Wyoming.

Track

Agricultural Development major … Son of Brenda Guthrie … Born Terrence Cardene Murphy on 12/15/82 … Resides in Tyler, Texas.

High School

CAMPUS-- 4.44 in the 40-yard dash … 360-pound bench press … 460-pound squat … 324-pound power clean … 40-inch vertical jump. COMBINE-- 4.39 in the 40-yard dash … 2.54 20-yard dash … 1.54 10-yard dash.31 5/8-inch arm length … 9 3/8-inch hands … 15 Wonderlic score.

Personal

Attended Chapel Hill (Tyler, Tex.) High School, playing football for Coach Darold Turner …

Earned Offensive Most Valuable Player honors in District 15-4A at quarterback while passing for 1,149 yards and 11 touchdowns and completing 65 of 158 passes … Also rushed for 512 yards and seven touchdowns on 92 carries as a senior.

 
 
 

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