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NFL draft analyst Dane Brugler explains ranking Texas’ Byron Murphy No. 1 DT

Texas defensive tackle Byron Murphy could see his name called early in this year’s NFL draft. In fact, it could be called in the first round according to one analyst.

NFL draft expert Dane Brugler has the Texas defensive lineman as a first-round player. He said the following of that belief.

“Byron Murphy went No. 16 overall in my mock, and I think he’ll be somewhere in that mid-1st range.

No DT was more consistently disruptive on film this season vs. both the pass and run than Murphy. Love his quickness and handwork.”

It is difficult to measure the impact a defensive tackle can have for a defense, but disruptive is the most complimentary descriptor that position can receive.

The Texas defense benefited from Murphy’s disruption as teams were forced away from the defensive interior. The strong defensive lineman looks to bring similar disruption at the next level.

Story originally appeared on Longhorns Wire