"Prototype traits DE that's basically un-blockable when he's playing violent. The catch is that he's occasionally finesse and doesn't regularly show good anticipation."
Prototype traits DE with ideal speed, length and fluidity. Explosive off the snap. Flashes physicality and hands. Can drop or stand up, is comfortable in space and has impressive cod for his size.
Flashes ability to anchor effectively and can set the edge. Flashes potential to line up as a 5 technique inside. Tested at pro day like a rare size/speed athlete.
#98 Murphy flashes power at the poa with violent hands and can set an edge or even play inside occasionally.
The rare quality he possesses at his size is athleticism in space with quickness, and change of direction.
At RDE here he shows both, tracking a running QB with a stop & start in space to the sideline..then the following play bull rushing a quality LT, Anthony Belton, into the pocket.
Lacks upper body strength and good anticipation. Football IQ lacking. Often brings a finesse game and doesn't employ his length or hands enough. Instincts are poor and isn't a great finisher.
Murphy is an impressive talent with an ideal combination of size and athletic ability. Has an explosive get off and at times is unblockable. He's devastating when he incorporates power to his game.
The catch is that he doesn't regularly use that physicality and resorts to a finesse style. Allows guys into his chest and let's them stay there. Lacks good anticipation and misses opportunities for big plays. Regularly around the ball but not often making the key play.
If Murphy's prompted to regularly use violent hands, slightly improves his overall strength and flat just plays angry, he's got some Myles Garrett in him. I think Matt Judon and Za'darius Smith are also fair comps.