Scouting Report: Nyqwan Murray, WR, Florida State

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Orlando, FL | 5105 | 176 | 4.42E | 2019

Murray is an outstanding route runner, he has excellent straight line speed and has the after the catch moves to make defenses pay the price for singling him up. He made a real impact for the Seminoles at the end of his sophomore season with five touchdowns in his last six games of the year, culminating in a 104 yard two touchdown performance against Michigan in the Orange Bowl that year. He is an extremely fluid mover that changes directions effortlessly and illustrated a knack for making corners miss and baiting them into his breaks. “Noonie” Murray is a true hands catcher with excellent balance, coordination and the lateral quickness to create space at will. He does not possess ideal height at just over 5’10” but his speed game and route running ability will make him very appealing to offensive coordinators, as he’s an ideal slot man at the next level. Murray has a similar game to Emmanuel Sanders (Broncos) and although he has only a half year of production, he is poised for a big junior season in Tallahassee that could vault him into fringe first round draft status.

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2016: Showed steady improvement throughout the season, culminating with his sensational two-touchdown, 104-yard performance versus No. 6 Michigan in the 2016 Orange Bowl in just his second career start…caught the game-winning, 12-yard touchdown pass from Deondre Francois with 36 seconds remaining to give the Seminoles a 33-32 victory over the Wolverines.

2015: Played in four games including the Peach Bowl vs. Houston…finished his freshman season with six receptions for 65 yards…flashed electric play-making ability…made his collegiate debut at home against Syracuse finishing the game with two catches for six yards…notched his first career reception against the Orange – a seven-yard pass from J.J. Cosentino in the fourth quarter…recorded a career-high four catches for 59 yards against Chattanooga including a long of 32 yards in the fourth quarter from Everett Golson…also contributed on special teams for the Seminoles in his first season…tallied three punt returns for 11 yards including a season-long eight-yard return against the Mocs…finished with two punt returns for six yards in the win over UTC.

Personal: Tallied 75 receptions for 1,355 yards and 16 TDs as a senior while averaging 18 yards per catch…helped Oak Ridge win its first district title in 37 years by catching 10 passes for 271 yards and two TDs in a win over East River…as a junior in 2013, posted 88 catches for 1,523 yards and 19 touchdowns…ranked the No. 8 player in the Sentinel’s 2015 Central Florida Super60 and the No. 49 player in the Sentinel’s 2015 Florida Top 100…selected FSU over South Carolina, Duke and UCF among other offers…born July 28, 1997…majoring in social science.

 

Joe Everett

Joe Everett is the Director of College Scouting for NFL Draft Bible, he is the Founder of DraftScouts.com, also the Lead Editor & Defensive Statistician for Insider Football and member of the PFWA & FWAA.

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