Player Profile: DeMarco Murray

Written by Will Spencer on September 9, 2010

DeMarco Murray

Position: RB School: Oklahoma
Height: 6’1" Weight: 207 lbs
Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.50
All-Star Game: Team Captain:

Overall Grade:


Draft Projection:

Non-position specific categories


Max. Value


Height/Weight 6
Speed 8
Quickness/Agility 10
Strength/Explosion 10
Athletic Ability 8
Durability 8
Character 6
Production/Experience 6
Toughness 8
Potential 10

Running Back Specific Categories


Max. Value


Between the tackles 8
Outside the tackles 8
Receiving 6
Ball carrying 8
Vision 10
Elusiveness 8
Pass Blocking 8
Leg Drive 8
Break Tackle 8

Explanation of Player Grading System

The Breakdown

Murray is a very talented running back that excels in the passing game. The problem is, the kid hasn’t been able to stay healthy. However, he’s a well-rounded back that can run inside and outside. Murray also isn’t afraid of contact, but but he’s not quick enough to run away from defenders. If Murray can stay healthy during the 2010 season, he could easily be the first senior running back taken in the 2011 NFL Draft.


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Saw action in 11 games in 2007, playing behind Adrian Peterson. Became the full time starter in 2008 and has been the main starter ever since.

Awards and Honors

2009: 2nd team All-Big 12 (coaches). Honorable mention All-Big 12 (media). 2nd team Academic All-Big 12.
2008: 1st team All-Big 12 (coaches). 2nd team All-Big 12 (media).
2007: Honorable mention All-Big 12. 1st team All-Academic Big 12.


Communications major at Oklahoma.


Season ended early in 2007 after suffering a dislocated knee cap. Suffered pulled hamstring in 2008 Big 12 Championship game which required surgery, forcing him to miss BCS Championship Game. Suffered another hamstring injury in spring of 2009. Suffered an ankle injury in 2009 forcing him to miss one game and limiting him in two others.

Athletic Experience

Top 30 basketball recruit coming out of high school.


Nothing of note.


No known off-field issues or notable accomplishments.

Career Stats
Year Att Yards Avg Long TD Rec Yards TD
2009 171 705 4.1 38 8 41 522 4
2008 179 1002 5.6 70 14 31 395 4
2007 127 764 6.0 92 13 14 60 0

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Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009.

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