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DeMarco Murray
Round 3, Pick 71
Position: RB
Class:  5Sr
School: Oklahoma
Conference: Big 12
HT: 5-11.5
WT: 213
40 Time: 4.40
Biography: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his sophomore season. Ground totals last year included 282/1214/15 with 71/594/5 receiving. Struggled with injuries as a junior and posted 171/705/8 on the ground with 41/522/4 receiving. Sophomore totals included 1002 rushing yards and 14 scores with 31 receptions.

Positives: "Physically talented skill player who has flashed dominance in the past. Runs with a smooth style, has good quickness, and displays the ability to bounce around piles and make defenders miss. Possesses the agility to turn the corner, finds cutback lanes, and quickly gets through them. Keeps his feet moving on contact, runs with good lean, and shows a burst. Patient in all aspects and waits for blocks to develop, following them everywhere on the field. Terrific receiver who displays soft and strong hands. Gets vertical in a crowd, adjusts, and consistently comes away with the ball. Extends to make catches away from his frame."

Negatives: Does not play with an aggressive style. Runs a bit upright and takes a lot of heavy hits. Struggled with injuries throughout his college career.

Analysis: "Murray has displayed skill the past three seasons and at times makes scouts think he offers potential as a feature runner in the NFL. His penchant for injuries and occasional soft style will downgrade him, though Murray possesses all the skills necessary to produce at the next level if he plays up to his potential."

Projection: 3rd
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2010 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average Per Rush Touchdowns
1214 282 4.3 15
2010 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Average Per Reception Receiving Touchdowns
71 594 8.4 5
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