2020 NFL Draft Profile - LB Kenneth Murray

Updated: Mar 25


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Player Description:


Name: Kenneth Murray

Position: Linebacker

College: Oklahoma

Uniform Number: #9

Class: Junior

Height: 6'2

Weight: 243 lbs

Strengths:


Quick-twitched, highly-productive player. Murray's game is defined by his elite-level speed. In games, he is able to use his speed effectively to blitz from the edge or inside. He possesses incredible range, which affords him the ability to make plays from sideline-to-sideline or down the field. His football IQ and instincts are top notch, and has shown the natural ability to read and react with efficiency. Murray is a high-volume tackler who rarely takes bad angles; hence he is generally in the right position to make plays either from inside and from the edge. Extremely versatile, Murray is able to play at strong side, weak side, or as an edge defender. A proven asset in pass coverage, comfortable defending in open space.



Weaknesses:


Murray's aggression can be seen as both an asset and a liability. His tackling from a pad level is an area of concerns, as he has tendencies of going too high. From a coverage standpoint, his ball skills are questionable due to his reactionary tendencies. When presented against bigger linemen, Murray displays some difficulties in taking on blocks, which exposes some concerns with his level of physicality.

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