http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/...rospect-of-week-9-stanford-deolb-trent-murphy Top Prospect of Week 9: Stanford DE/OLB Trent Murphy At 6-foot-6, 261 pounds, Stanford's Murphy is an imposing figure. As he demonstrated in dominating fashion against Oregon State in a primetime Pac-12 showdown October 26, NFLDraftScout.com's top-rated senior defensive end is also powerful, surprisingly athletic and instinctive. Alternately lining up as a stand-up outside linebacker or as hand-in-the-dirt defensive end, Murphy recorded eight tackles in the 20-12 victory over the Beavers, including 3.5 for loss. Of those, 2.5 were sacks. Murphy also knocked down a pass, blocked an extra point and hurried Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion on two other occasions, helping to limit the Maxwell Award finalist to season lows in QB rating (117.1), passing yardage (271) and touchdowns (one) despite attempting more passes (57) than in any other game this year. For his efforts Murphy was named the Pac-12's Defensive Player of the Week. It wasn't just his conference taking note of Murphy's performance, however. Talent evaluators on hand for the game couldn't help but draw comparisons to Houston Texans' star J.J. Watt for Murphy's ability to impact the game in so many ways. Like the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Murphy is at his best attacking the quarterback. While not truly explosive off the snap, Murphy's long legs help him cover ground quickly and he shows surprising flexibility to dip and close around the corner for a man of his size. This body control and length also allows Murphy to consistently defeat the cut blocks which render most players of his height ineffective. Murphy quickly reacts to cut blocks, showing the hand usage to knock would-be blockers to the ground, as well as the flexibility to sprawl and quickly recover.