Cowboys’ Potential Draft Picks: RB Latavius Murray and OT David Quessenberry
At NBC, I broke down the final two players I’ll scout prior to the draft: Central Florida running back Latavius Murray and San Jose State offensive tackle David Quessenberry.
It’s really amazing that there isn’t more hype surrounding Murray, who could very well possess the top combination of size and speed of any running back in this draft. At 6-3, 223 pounds, Murray ran a 4.38 40-yard dash, jumped 36 inches vertically, and recorded a 10-4 broad jump.
On tape, Murray reminds me a lot of Arkansas running back Knile Davis in that he’s not extremely elusive. Both Davis and Murray turned in average short shuttle times—Murray’s was 4.36—which suggests they have more long speed than short-area quickness.
Check it out at NBC.
At 6-5, 302 pounds, Quessenberry is a long, lean offensive tackle. He reportedly came to San Jose State at only 240 pounds, so he’s been able to add plenty of bulk to his frame over the years and it appears he can get even bigger and stronger. Quessenberry’s arms are over 34 inches long—a very important trait for an offensive tackle.
I watched all of Quessenberry’s Senior Bowl snaps and many of his practice reps. He’s extremely quick, whether it’s getting into his drop or moving to the second level of the defense. That quickness was reflected in Quessenberry’s short shuttle time of 4.45—one of the best for any offensive lineman. Quessenberry really played well throughout the Senior Bowl practice week, struggling primarily with bigger players like Sylvester Williams (when lined up inside). Quessenberry also got a lot of reps at right tackle, where he looked comfortable.
Here’s the whole scouting report.