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2020 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Rhode Island OL Kyle Murphy

From now until the 2020 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you would like us to analyze, let us know in the comments below.

#74 Kyle Murphy / OL Rhode Island – 6032 316

The Good

  • Positional flexibility with starts at 4 OL positions
  • Good agility and athleticism
  • Good play strength and hand strength to lock on and sustain
  • Solid feet and length to mirror in Pass Pro
  • Resets his feet well with a strong anchor
  • Solid push and leg drive on down/double team blocks

The Bad

  • Limited experience vs FBS level defenders
  • Speed rushers with give him trouble at tackle
  • Will chase outside rushers too anxious to engage
  • Pad level is inconsistent
  • Doesn’t get a lot of movement on drive blocks


  • 43 games, 36 starts
  • Started games at Left tackle (21), Left Guard (9), Right tackle (5), Center (1)
  • 2019 Team Captain
  • 2018, 2019 First team ALL-CAA
  • Also played basketball in high school
  • Will turn 22 in May
  • Majoring in Business

Tape Breakdown

The first thing you notice about Kyle Murphy is how thick he is from top to bottom.