Louis Murphy, Possible Starter For The Raiders?

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Published: July 14, 2009

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... (fourth Round) of the 2009 NFL Draft. The Oakland Raiders had already chosen a WR the day prior as they picked Darrius Heyward-Bey with the seventh overall pick but couldn't pass on Murphy.

At that point in the draft the Raiders still hadn't pulled the trigger on a offensive lineman, a much needed cornerback or the blocking tight-end they wanted.

Murphy is a spread offense WR. That was one of the reasons that the Raiders passed on Jeremy Maclin and Michael Crabtree. Things change when you're at pick #124 instead of #7, at #124 you need to get best available on your board.

They sure got value with this pick, he was projected as a third round pick. They have themselves a two time National Champion that found out how to win and what it takes to win at Florida.

Murphy's College Years:

He was the 37th ranked WR by scouts.com in 2005 coming out of HS. He decided to go to Florida, good choice. Here he slowly wen...

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