Profile: Kyle Murphy at a glance
Height, weight: 6-foot-7, 301 pounds.
Age: 22 (Born Dec. 11, 1993)
Hometown: San Clemente, Calif.
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Packers take Stanford OL Kyle Murphy in 6th
Overview: All-Pac-12 first team as a senior, second team as a junior. Started all 13 games at right tackle in 2014, then shifted over to left tackle as a senior. Didn’t work out at the NFL scouting combine because of a hamstring injury. Brother Kevin, also a tackle, signed with the Minnesota Vikings.
Strengths: Has a short trunk and long torso and plays with natural leverage. Is quick off the ball and gets good positioning to reach and seal. Has a good understanding of angles and leverage. Solid technician. Good wide base in pass pro. Takes the game seriously and it is very important to him.
Weaknesses: Does not play strong or physical or generate power through his lower half. Can be steered and controlled too easily by power and lacks the lateral agility to handle speed and quick, inside counters. Was overwhelmed in Senior Bowl one-on-ones and susceptible to swim moves, as he was beat by Penn State DE Carl Nassib in the Senior Bowl game.
Quotes: “Getting a call from the Green Bay Packers was quite unbelievable. … I’m unbelievably excited about being part of that offensive line and playing wherever they need me. I’m not going to pigeonhole myself (as a tackle). The NFL is a different game and you have to be able to play everywhere. I’m just excited to be part of that unit. … I’ve been trying to get stronger, bigger — spending a lot of time in the weight room to improve my power and strength. I’ve got pretty solid fundamentals but there are some things I can polish up. Getting my feet right, getting my technique right.”
— Strengths and weaknesses provided by Nolan Nawrocki’s NFL Draft Preview.