Weber State’s McKay Murphy signs as free agent with Los Angeles Rams

Saturday , April 28, 2018 - 6:31 PM

The stock for Weber State defensive lineman McKay Murphy didn’t quite reach into being drafted Saturday, but Murphy will still have a shot to play in the NFL.

The Los Angeles Rams have agreed to sign Murphy as an undrafted free agent following the 2018 NFL Draft, the school announced Saturday evening.

The deal was first reported by Harrison Epstein of WSU’s The Signpost.

Despite a good college career, Murphy, a 6-foot-4 defensive lineman, wasn’t on many pro radars before the March pro day in Ogden. There, he wowed scouts with a 40-yard dash of 4.81 seconds, according to NFL Draft Diamonds.

Legend also grew of his ability to complete 40 reps on the 225-pound bench press, an outrageous number. He hefted about 23 reps with ease at pro day before feeling a potential injury and stopping.

He totaled 40 tackles, including 14 for loss, as a senior. He had 3.5 tackles for loss against Pac-12 opponent Cal and was named First Team All-Big Sky.

Murphy is the son of former pro baseball star Dale Murphy. He began his career as a redshirt at the University of Utah and missed 2015, his sophomore season, with an ACL injury.

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