With the 106th-overall pick, the Kansas City Chiefs selected Eric Murray.
The Chiefs selected a second cornerback in as many rounds, this time going with Eric Murray out of the University of Minnesota.
At 5-foot-10 and 199 pounds, Murray gives Kansas City another corner to throw into the mix alongside Phillip Gaines, Marcus Cooper and Steven Nelson.
Murray has quality speed, running a 4.49 40-yard dash. In 2015, Murray recorded a sacka nd an interception while earning Third-Team All-Big 10 honors. The youngster amassed two interceptions and 24 pass breakups in his career, meaning he gets his hands on the football but doesn’t bring it in quite the way Marcus Peters does.
He’s a fine tackler, recording at least 50 in each of his past three seasons. He is a three-year starter, just like KeiVarae Russell was at Notre Dame. It will be interesting to see if Murray can work his way onto the field as a rookie, something Nelson could not do in any real way.
Kansas City clearly needed to add depth at this position if not a starter, and general manager John Dorsey has done that. The Chiefs will now go to camp with a bunch of young, athletic corners and see who can nail down the second starting spot on the outside and the slot position.