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NFL Draft Results 2015: Seahawks select Ryan Murphy, DB, Oregon State

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The Seahawks have selected Ryan Murphy, a defensive back from Oregon State, with the 248th overall pick. Murphy played safety at Oregon State, but I wrote that he looked like a Seahawks corner last week.

Murphy fits the arm length and athleticism requirements of a Seattle defensive back, but it's not clear where he'll factor in yet.


My report on earlier this week:

Ryan Murphy played safety at OSU, so it's a projection to put him at outside corner. As someone who watches a lot of Oregon State football, he's excellent at football while also testing as one of the better athletes in the class.

Murphy does not have a draft profile on (cough, does)

Here's what Tony Pauline of said:

Bio: Three-year starter who finished with 65 tackles as a senior after career-best 74 the prior year, when he also posted 3 interceptions.

Positive: Underrated safety prospect who keeps the action in front of him. Effectively diagnoses plays, remains disciplined with assignments and wraps up tackling. Stays with opposing receivers in zone coverage and shows the ability to get outside the numbers making plays. Takes good angles to the action.

Negative: Struggles lining up over the slot receiver. Not fluid or smooth pedaling then flipping his hips in transition. At times too quick up the field and gets caught out of position. Inefficient, ducks his head and not a stout tackler.
Analysis: Murphy possesses the size and skill necessary to make it at the next level as a ninth defensive back/special teams player.

Here is the de facto Seahawks 2015 Draft, including traded capital:

Round 1, Pick 31 (31) Jimmy Graham, TE -- 6'6, 260 New Orleans
Round 2, Pick 31 (63) Frank Clark, DE -- 6'3 271 Michigan
Round 3, Pick 5 (69) (from Redskins) Tyler Lockett, WR -- 5'10 182 Kansas St.
Round 4, Pick 31 (130) -- Terry Poole, OT/OG -- 6'5, 307 San Diego State

Round 4, Pick 35 (134) (compensatory selection) -- Mark Glowinski, OL -- 6'4, 307 West Virginia

Round 5, Pick 34 (170) (compensatory selection) -- Tye Smith, CB, 6'0", 190 Towson
Round 6, Pick 31 (207) -- Marcus Burley, CB -- 5'10, 185 Indianapolis 
Round 6, Pick 33 (209) (compensatory selection) -- Obum Gwatcham, DE Oregon State 6'5, 245
Round 6, Pick 38 (214) (compensatory selection) -- Kristjan Sololi, OG Buffalo 6'5, 290
Round 7, Pick 31 (248) -- Ryan Murphy, SAF Oregon State 6'3, 214