As the Denver Broncos kicked of training camp 2014 today, reports began trickling out on the stalwart play of cornerback, Jerome Murphy.
With the practice squad not an option, five-year veteran cornerback Jerome Murphy needs to make a big impression to stick on the Broncos in any capacity. The most experienced of the Broncos’ core of cornerbacks on the second and third teams, Murphy was also the most physical, aggressive cornerback at the line of scrimmage in one-on-one drills, using his 6-foot, 200-pound frame to its maximum. After getting beat the first time by Nathan Palmer, he got the better of other matchups, and kept his contact legal, not drawing a flag.
Our own Sayre Bedinger mentioned Murphy’s dominant play earlier today too. Murphy was a 3rd round pick of the St. Louis Rams in 2010. He’s bounced around the league but played with the Washington Redskins last year.
It’s great to see this level of intensity from players at the bottom of the roster and it only speaks to the quality of depth the Denver Broncos have assembled on their 2014 roster.
Murphy is a guy to keep an eye on. He faces a stiff, uphill battle, if he wants to make the Broncos’ final 53-man roster. With Aqib Talib, Chris Harris, Jr, Kayvon Webster, Tony Carter and rookie 1st round pick, Bradley Roby, all sitting higher on the depth chart, it will take a consistent, dominant effort for Murphy to make this team.
He’s off to a great start.