Clemson Tigers Snapshot Profile: No. 98 Myles Murphy

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Heading into the 2022 season, ClemsonWire will look at multiple players on the Clemson football roster.

Over the preseason, each profile will cover where the player is from, how recruiting websites rated them coming out of high school and what role they will play for head coach Dabo Swinney this season.

Since we already covered Xavier Thomas on Sunday, we will now be looking at the player who will likely line up on the opposite side of Thomas, defensive end Myles Murphy.

Murphy is undoubtedly one of the Tigers’ most dominant pass rushers, leading Clemson in sacks and tackles for loss last season with seven and 14, respectively.

That high-level production has caught the attention of NFL analysts and scouts, as most 2023 mock drafts have Murphy as a first-round selection.

NFL teams will have to wait for the Marietta, Ga. product, however, as he still has the 2022 season to make more of a mark for himself.

Here’s a snapshot look at Murphy.

Vitals

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Hometown: Marietta, Ga.

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 275

Class: Junior

247Sports Composite rankings

Class: 2020

Position: Defensive end

Rankings: Five-star / No. 7 national prospect / No. 2 Ga.

Career statistics

Year

G

Tot Tackles

TFL

Sacks

FF

FR

2020

12

38

12

4

3

0

2021

13

37

14

7

1

0

 

Depth chart overview

After starting in 10 games as a sophomore last season, there’s no reason to believe Murphy won’t be lined up in one of the starting edge spots.

As mentioned previously, his pass-rushing ability constantly forces opposing offenses to be aware of his presence.

Murphy playing alongside experienced five-star defensive linemen will also prevent teams from double-teaming him on the outside, setting him up for plenty of opportunities to disrupt the opposing offense.

It’s worth mentioning that Murphy could see a slight decline in playing time from 2021 since Clemson plans on using a six-man rotation at the defensive end spot. Still, after earning a Second-Team All-ACC selection in 2021, Murphy could be one of the most dominant defensive linemen in the country.

Murphy's photo gallery

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