Oct 19, 2013; Stanford, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal linebacker Trent Murphy (93) warms up before the game against the UCLA Bruins at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft rumors: Packers eyeing Trent Murphy

The Green Bay Packers are expected to target a tight end early in the 2014 NFL Draft because of the uncertainty surrounding Jermichael Finley, but they could also look to add some extra edge rushers.

Green Bay has talent at outside linebacker, but the players on their roster have had their fair share of injuries and it has been proven in the league that you can never have enough pass rushers in the NFL.

For the Packers, that means Stanford’s Trent Murphy could be an intriguing option, and the team has apparently been keeping an eye on him.

From WalterFootball.com:

The Packers are interested in Stanford outside linebacker Trent Murphy. Green Bay has some edge rushers in Clay Matthews and Nick Perry, but both players have dealt with injuries. Murphy (6-5, 252) fits the mold as an edge rusher in their defense as he led the nation with 15 sacks last season. If Murphy falls to their second-round pick, that would be ideal for Green Bay.

Unfortunately for Green Bay, it doesn’t seem likely that Murphy will last until the second round.

The Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints and a handful of other teams at the bottom of the first round could also be willing to jump on the opportunity to select Murphy.

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  • Luke Mills

    High effort guy. Just doesn’t seem very explosive/athletic. 3rd round

  • Zack

    this guy is a BEAST. He knows the 3-4 system so why not get him!?! Maybe TT trades back up into the first round to get him and a d-lineman