Just Blog Baby 2014 NFL Mock Draft: Post Combine Round One
By Chase Ruttig
Jan 1, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Michigan State Spartans tight end Josiah Price (82) runs against Stanford Cardinal linebacker Trent Murphy (93) for a nine-yard gain during the second half at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
#30 San Francisco 49ers: Trent Murphy, DE/OLB Stan
Rory’s Take: Trent Murphy’s stock has taken a huge hit since the Falcons used him as a defensive end. He is a technician as a pass rusher and uses his hands very well. Most importantly, the Niners spent the most time interviewing him at the Senior Bowl and with a need to resign young talent in the next couple years they will have to replace vets with talent.
Chase’s Take: This is the only spot that Murphy would go in the first round now after his Senior Bowl performance as Harbaugh’s Stanford ties and his local connection may have him on the Niners radar. I still like Murphy and think he will prove his doubters wrong should he wind up on a team that plays him to his strengths.