Latavius-Murray

Latavius Murray is a Can’t-Go-Wrong prospect because he only has upside.  CBS’ NFL Draft Scout has him as a 7th rounder.  The value of a 7th round pick is only marginally more than an undrafted free agent, which means that Murray is close to being in Don’t Cost Nothin’ territory.  And yet Murray is a player that I will have my eye on during draft weekend on the outside chance that he ends up on a team where he might contribute in the near future.

Below I have a group of Murray comparables and I’ve actually added a column for draft round to illustrate the potential value he might have.  Murray is similar to a number of running backs that went much higher in the draft.

If you were going to try to define a type of running back that Murray fits, it would be the oversized/fast running back that was productive in college, including as a receiver.

Draft RoundPLAYERTMWT40 TimeSEASGAtt/GYPGTDPGYPCRECYPGCareer GCareer YDSCareer YPC
??Latavius MurrayCentral Florida2234.38201211.0018.00100.551.365.5921.0041.002,424.005.35
Draft RoundPLAYERTMWT40 TimeSEASGAtt/GYPGTDPGYPCRECYPGCareer GCareer YDSCareer YPC
1Rashard MendenhallIllinois2254.41200713.0020.15129.311.316.4224.4634.002,539.006.54
Robert TurbinUtah State2224.5201113.0019.15116.691.466.0913.1538.003,315.005.87
1Doug MartinBoise State2234.55201112.0021.92108.251.334.9421.2547.003,435.005.58
1Carnell WilliamsAuburn2174.43200313.0018.54100.541.315.421.5442.003,831.005.17
2Montario HardestyTennessee2254.49200913.0021.69103.461.004.7723.2348.002,391.004.27
Cedric PeermanVirginia2164.3420076.0018.8397.500.835.1816.5032.001,749.004.58
1Kevin JonesVirginia Tech2274.38200313.0021.62126.691.625.8612.3837.003,475.005.64
1Knowshon MorenoGeorgia2174.5200813.0019.23107.691.235.6030.1526.002,734.005.49
Jalen ParmeleToledo2244.47200712.0023.00125.921.175.4713.0842.003,119.005.30
1Ronnie BrownAuburn2334.43200212.0014.5884.001.085.7613.8346.002,707.005.28
2Toby GerhartStanford2314.5200812.0017.5094.671.255.419.5038.003,522.005.25
Ian JohnsonBoise State2124.41200711.0018.8294.641.455.0328.3649.004,184.005.56

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