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Rare advice

Posted by Chris Brown on January 28, 2011 – 10:22 am

A lot of the Senior Bowl prospects here in Mobile have former college teammates that have gone on to the NFL before them, and they’re often good at offering advice and giving their younger teammates an idea as to what’s coming in the course of the pre-draft process. But no one has quite the resources that Oklahoma RB DeMarco Murray has at his disposal.

Pitt OT Jason Pinkston has Carolina’s Jeff Otah. USC DB Shareece Wright has Taylor Mays, but Murray has them all beat as he stays in contact with three of the top four draft choices from the 2010 NFL draft.

“I’ve talked to Sam (Bradford), Trent (Williams) and Gerald (McCoy). They all told me the same thing, come out here be yourself and have fun, but the number one goal is to compete and this is the biggest job interview that I’ll ever have in my life,” said Murray. “It all comes down to coming out here and playing hard. That’s what it comes down to.”

Oklahoma had three players come off the board in the first four picks with Bradford going to St. Louis, McCoy to Tampa Bay and Williams to Washington. A fourth, Jermaine Gresham went 21st overall to Cincinnati. Add in the fact that Murray will exchange the occasional text with the running back he succeeded in Adrian Peterson and odds are Murray will be ready for anything through the rest of the pre-draft process.

Murray is forecast by some as a late second or early third-round pick.


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