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Myles Murphy was the steal of the first round

Experts are comparing the Clemson product to Jason Pierre-Paul.

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It’s okay if you didn’t expect the Bengals to draft Myles Murphy.

Not many did. And that is partly due to the fact that he probably should’ve gone earlier. Like, a lot earlier.

Bleacher Report’s NFL scouting department gave the Clemson edge rusher a grade of 9.1 and ranked him as the third-best prospect in the entire Draft.

The site’s experts compared him to Jason Pierre-Paul, who is up to almost 100 career sacks despite a horrifying fireworks accident in 2015. Sports Illustrated’s Mike Santagata sees the similarities as well:

And for those of you who appreciate a good athletic profile, Murphy is about as good as it gets:

And of course, the consensus NFL Draft rankings show that Murphy at 28 was easily one of, if not the biggest steal in Round 1.

So wait, why did he fall to the end of the first round? In short, his production didn’t line up with his ability.

Will he reach his ceiling in Cincinnati? A to Z Sports’ John Sheeran breaks it all down for us:

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