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Heel Tough Blog: Myles Murphy Boosts Draft Stock at Shrine Bowl

Bob Donnan- USA Today Sports

Thursday night was the start of a big weekend of college football all-star games as some of the best prospects for this year’s NFL Draft participated in the 99th annual East-West Shrine Bowl from The Star in Frisco. 

One of those that were in action this week down there was Tar Heel defensive tackle Myles Murphy, who chose to forego his final season with the team earlier back in December. He had a really solid week all around and closed it last night with a strong performance, something that should have him trending up on a lot of boards.

Murphy entered the week as a late Day 3 guy but he reportedly has some teams that were showing a lot of interest in him throughout the week. According to Justin Melo of The Draft Network, the Lions, Packers and Eagles are all teams that showed interest this week, including a sit down with Green Bay. Those interests should only grow after he was one of the standouts among the defensive linemen throughout the week. He reportedly showed a nice initial burst off the line of scrimmage in practice and did a good job of shedding blocks all week, especially with the bull rush. All of that translated into the game where he was able to get consistent push throughout the night and registered a sack and a quarterback pressure.

This week was exactly what Murphy needed after a lackluster final two seasons in Chapel Hill. With how well how performed, he should be guaranteed a spot at the Combine later this month where he will be able on this and make a push to be and early Day 3 selection when it’s all said and done.


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