Jerome Murphy Scouting Report

With the first pick of the 3rd round, the Rams selected CB Jerome Murphy out of South Florida.

Let’s take a look at what the scouting reports say about Murphy.

As always, hit the links for the full reports.

Draft Countdown:

Strengths:
Ideal height and bulk — Excellent athleticism — Good speed and acceleration with a burst — Transitions well thanks to fluid hips and quick feet — Is tough and physical — Gets a great jam at the line — A willing and able tackler — Does a fantastic job against the run — Nice instincts and awareness — Soft hands — Decent ball skills — Terrific leaping ¬†ability — Competitive — Confident — Durable — Experienced.

Weaknesses:
Inconsistent — Gambles and can be too aggressive at times — Allows too much separation — Backpedal needs to be refined

NFL Draft Geek:

Jerome Murphy makes his name as one of the more stronger and physical cornerbacks in this years draft. Murphy is strong at the line, gets a good jam on his man, and does an excellent job re-routing his receiver, he shows the ability to be very good in bump and run coverage at the next level. Has a very good combination of size and speed and has the all the physical attributes to succeed at the next level.

Fox Sports.com:

While he possesses the necessary speed to be effective at the next level, Murphy’s best attributes may be his size and his relentless physicality, which helped him deliver some big hits and make an impact blocking kicks at South Florida. The biggest questions surrounding Murphy could stem from issues with his consistency and decision-making at a high-pressure position, and his instincts could stand to improve a bit. But he has good character and is enough of a pure cover corner that some good pre-draft showings could push him as high as the second round.

Here’s a fairly clear highlight video:


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