Originally a fourth-round pick of the Oakland Raiders in the 2009 NFL Draft, Murphy spent the 2012 season with Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. He hauled in 25 passes (60 targets) for 336 yards and a touchdowns. However, although he averaged 13.4 yards per reception, Pro Football Focus notes that he averaged only 0.86 yards per route run last year – third lowest of any wide receiver in the league.
In 57 career games, Murphy has hauled in 115 receptions for 1,707 yards and seven touchdowns. He's also been known to run the ball of a time or two, gaining 146 yards on 14 attempts (10.4 ypc).
Considering Murphy offers little in the way of a return man or a special teams presence, the interest he's drawing from the Giants seems a bit bit suspect. Up until this point, most of the wide receivers that have piqued their interest have been multi-faceted – likely targets to replace Ramses Barden and/or Domenik Hixon, who recently received an offer from the Detroit Lions.
Prior to being drafted by the Raiders, Murphy spent his college years at Florida with Tim Tebow.
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