Put the White House on high alert. There's a Yeti loose in DC.
With the 47th pick in the NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins selected Trent Murphy, the first Stanford player to come off the draft board in 2014.
Murphy, who was projected as a third round pick by many, perhaps went a little higher than expected, but the Redskins obviously feel comfortable adding a new beast to a defense that was 30th in the NFL a year ago.
He should be a natural fit for the Redskins' 3-4 defense, working as a backup linebacker during his rookie year. And despite the bad numbers associated with the Washington defense, he joins a strong group of 3-4 pass rushers, as he'll learn from Ryan Kerrigan, who's amassed 24.5 sacks in his first three NFL seasons, and Brian Orakpo, who's tallied 39.5 in 5 seasons.
Murphy's selection marks the third straight season that Stanford has had a top 50 pick in the draft, and he's the highest defensive pick for Stanford since Tank Williams in 2002.
Couldn't be more EXCITED to be part of the Washington Redskins!!!! LETS GET TO WORK pic.twitter.com/gwKnrUXtPH— Trent Murphy (@TMurphy_93) May 10, 2014
Congrats to the big dawg @TMurphy_93 !— Stepfan Taylor (@KULABAFI) May 10, 2014
Mel Kiper on Trent Murphy: "He's one of the hardest workers you'll ever find." #StanfordNFL— Andy Drukarev (@StanfordRivals) May 10, 2014
The boy Murph— Henry Anderson (@HenryAnderson91) May 10, 2014
The boy murph!! Hell ya baby— Ryan Hewitt (@Huey_85) May 10, 2014
Yes, please go far away. RT @RuleofTree: The Yeti to DC RT "@ProFootballTalk: The Redskins take LB Trent Murphy at No. 47."— GoldenBlogs (@GoldenBlogs) May 10, 2014
@TMurphy_93 You did it! You did it! They shall see what the beast has in the tank. Proud of you and well deserved.— Derek Mason (@CoachDerekMason) May 10, 2014