Clemson defensive end Miles Murphythe No. 10 player that Mel Kipper is projecting in the upcoming draft, told ESPN on Tuesday that he is skipping the Orange Bowl and will declare for the NFL Draft.
Murphy is one of the best prospects in the draft, taking the top spot on Kepper’s defense. He is expected to be the latest in a long line of Clemson defensive linemen rising high in the draft, joining the likes of Clean FerrellAnd the Christian Wilkins And the Dexter Lawrence.
“It came really fast,” Murphy told ESPN of his time at Clemson. “Three years ago today, I was getting ready to head off to Clemson. It was a really quick transition. Now there is a transition to the next level and the next chapter of my life. Every big decision I make, I take it back into the family and make it a family and team decision. We all agreed and thought it was the best decision.” .
Murphy is the more favorable end of the 4-3 scheme, and is expected to bring elite speed to the position. He is expected to run the 40-yard dash somewhere in the range of 4.6 seconds in the NFL. What makes him unique, Murphy said, is that level of speed combined with his strength.
“There’s that speed combined with very good strength in my long arm motion,” said Murphy. “Just those two things, being able to be a very fast defensive end and a very strong rusher at the same time. Having offensive linemen think about those two things that are polar opposites.”
Murphy plans to get a cap high in the NFL, as ESPN draft analyst Matt Miller named him the No. 5 player overall in the draft.
He finished his career at Clemson with elite production, compiling 36.0 tackles for loss and 18.5 sacks in his three years. He earned first-team All-ACC honors in 2022.
When asked what the team would get when they picked him, Murphy said, “Really just a very elite player, honestly.” “The sky’s the limit. The harder I work, the more I know I can be a better player.”
Murphy appreciated the relationship with his coaching staff and teammates at Clemson, especially the mix of personalities in the defensive line room.
“He played that last practice and we have that bond that we had,” he said. “That was the hardest thing… really, the whole defensive line. Just a mix of personalities. Making every day fun and interesting and funny.”
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