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DeMarco Murray

DeMarco Murray
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Running Back

Oklahoma


College Position: Running Back
School: Oklahoma
Grade: Senior
Height: 6-1
Weight: 207
Birthdate: 02-12-1988
Draft Projection: Fourth
Overall Rank: Unranked
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Running Back (9)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2011 Draft by the Dallas Cowboys in the 3rd round with the #7 pick.
Murray was a game changer during his time with the Sooners, and has the ability to break one at any time. He was a bit injury prone, but his elite change of direction and playmaking ability will make him a favorite in Big D.

Combine Results



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Strengths

  • Elite receiver out of the backfield - natural hands and route running skills
  • Good option for a wide open spread-like attack or third down back
  • Has breakaway speed
  • Quick to reach the corner
  • Excellent change of direction
  • Owns Oklahoma career all-purpose yardage record
  • Smart - excels in the classroom
 

Weaknesses

  • Lacks power - tends to shy away from contact
  • Durability concerns
  • Dances at times - not always decisive to the hole
  • Stats are partially a product of the system
  • Has not been as dynamic as a runner after his injury plagued 2009 season
  • Failed to top 100 yards rushing in the last 8 games of 2010

News

Week 13 Pickups of the Week - Nov 26 (Brian Bailey)
Week 11 Pickups of the Week - Nov 12 (Brian Bailey)
Week 9 Pickups of the Week - Oct 29 (Brian Bailey)
Week 8 Pickups of the Week - Oct 22 (Brian Bailey)
Week 7 Pickups of the Week - Oct 15 (Brian Bailey)
NFC Prediction - Sep 5 (Doug Lancy)
Week 13 Pickups of the Week - Nov 27 (Brian Bailey)
Week 12 Pickups of the Week - Nov 20 (Brian Bailey)
Week 11 Pickups of the Week - Nov 13 (Brian Bailey)
Week 10 Pickups of the Week - Nov 6 (Brian Bailey)
Week 9 Pickups of the Week - Oct 30 (Brian Bailey)
Week 8 Pickups of the Week - Oct 23 (Brian Bailey)
Week 5 Pickups of the Week - Sep 30 (Brian Bailey)
Fantasy Football Week 14 Running Back Rankings - Dec 9 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
Fantasy Football Week 13 Running Back Rankings - Dec 1 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
Fantasy Football Week 12 Running Back Rankings - Nov 24 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
Fantasy Football Week 11 Running Back Rankings - Nov 17 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
Fantasy Football Week 10 Running Back Rankings - Nov 11 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
Fantasy Football Week 9 Running Back Rankings - Nov 6 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
Fantasy Football Week 8 Running Back Rankings - Oct 28 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
Fantasy Football 101: To Start or To Sit Week 7 - Oct 22 (Dan Carey)
Fantasy Football Week 7 Running Back Rankings - Oct 20 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
2011 NFL Draft Recap: NFC East Grades - May 12 (Fran Duffy)
Fran Duffy's Winners and Losers from Draft Weekend - May 2 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft: The Ten Biggest Headscratchers of Days One and Two - Apr 30 (Jared Counterman)
2011 NFL Draft - Winners and Losers Through Day 2 - Apr 29 (Fran Duffy)
10 Bold Predictions for Day 2 of the 2011 NFL Draft - Apr 29 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: All In or Fold? - Apr 27 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: Making Sense of a Crowded Running Back Class - Mar 31 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft: All Overrated Team Offense - Mar 2 (Fran Duffy)
2011 Senior Bowl Report Card: Winners and Losers and Game Evaluation (Doug Lancy) - Jan 29 (Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl Report Card: Recapping the Weeks Top Stories Includes Stock Up/Down (Chris Maier) - Jan 28 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: Walkthrough Notes - Jan 28 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: North Practice Day Three - Jan 26 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: North Practice Day Two - Jan 25 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: North Practice Day One - Jan 24 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: North Team Heights Weights and More - Jan 24 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl Preview: Who and What to Watch - Jan 22 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: Confirmed Players - Jan 6 (Chris Maier)
2010-11 Bowl Game Preview: Fiesta Bowl - Jan 1 (Doug Lancy)
College Football: Week 2 Preview - Sep 7 (Dan Wernery)
2009-10 Bowl Game Preview: Sun Bowl - Dec 29 (Dan Wernery)
College Football 101:Heisman watch:Running Backs - Jun 28 (Josh Moellman)
2010 NFL Draft: Top 10 RB Prospects - Jun 13 (Dan Wernery)

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