Kevin Murphy: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview

Name: Kevin Murphy
School: Louisiana Tech
Position: DT
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 305

Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?

I wanted to get a ring. Unfortunately, in my first 4 seasons I never earned a bowl or championship ring. I set out this year with that goal in mind and achieved it.

Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?

My coaches and teammates would say I’m a consistent, tough, high energy player. They come out every day and know what they are going to get out of me and that is everything I got.

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?

Film to me is such an important part of my game. I use it to get any advantage I can on my opponent. Whether that is getting a pull indicator from the guards stance or looking at the backs depth, I use it all to slow the game down and to help me play faster.

Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?

I am a technician. My fundamentals and techniques make me difficult to block. Also, my football IQ allows me to play aggressively within the scheme of the defense. I’m a guy that is going to do his job on every snap and allow my teammates to play faster around me because they can trust that I am going to do my job.

Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?

I am working out with our strength coach here at LA Tech. Kurt Hester is a household name in the Strength staff community and has been training players for the combine and pro day for years. I’m lucky to have had the opportunity to work with him.

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

I am a selfless player. It has never been about me. All I want to do is make the team better in any way, shape, or form. With that being said, I’m willing to do what it takes. I enjoy the extra work in the weight room, on the field, and in the film room. Even more so, I like to bring my teammates along with me and that makes us better individually and as a team.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?

Scouts don’t make a name for themselves by finding the first rounders. They make a name by finding the diamonds in the rough. I know I’m one of those diamonds. All I need is an opportunity to show it.