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Prospect Primer: Myles Murphy, Edge, Clemson

Strong run defender went from Freshman All-America in 2020 to first-team All-ACC in 2022

Myles Murphy, Edge, Clemson
Myles Murphy, Edge, Clemson has consulted more than two dozen mock drafts from reputable national outlets and compiled a list of players most frequently mocked as draft selections in the middle portion of the first round (picks 10-20) who could fit Green Bay's potential roster needs.

Between now and draft day, when the Packers own the No. 15 overall selection in the first round, those players will be profiled with thumbnail sketches and videos known as "Prospect Primers."

Today's player is …

Myles Murphy, Edge, Clemson

Height/Weight: 6-5, 268

Key stats: Posted 17½ sacks among 37 tackles for loss over the last three seasons, plus six forced fumbles, covering 38 games with 27 starts.

College honors: Earned Freshman All-America honors in 2020 (12 TFLs, four sacks, three forced fumbles), second-team All-ACC in 2021 (14 TFLs, seven sacks, two FF), and first-team All-ACC in 2022 (11 TFLs, 6½ sacks).

Background/other info: Was a productive pass rusher in college but is an even better run defender, consistently earning run defense grades from Pro Football Focus that ranked among the best in the ACC. Ranked as his team's leader or runner-up in TFLs and/or sacks each of his three college seasons. Hasn't worked out for scouts at the combine or Clemson's pro day due to a hamstring injury, but will do so Tuesday on campus this week. Is considered a more natural fit as a 4-3 defensive end, but is believed to have the speed and explosiveness to transition to a stand-up 3-4 edge rusher over time. Comes from a high school with NFL pedigree, as Hillgrove High in Marietta, Ga., has also produced Bradley Chubb, Kenyan Drake and Evan Engram. Also grew up in a football family, as his father played at Chattanooga and his brother played at Worcester Polytechnic (Mass.). Has been projected as a possible top-10 draft selection but may be available outside the top 10.