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Washington CB Byron Murphy Picked For Steelers In NFL Network’s 2019 Mock Draft Live

The NFL Network held their annual ‘Mock Draft Live’ show Sunday night that included 8 of their analysts alternating first-round picks. Picking for the Pittsburgh Steelers at No. 20 overall was Dave Dameshek and he selected Washington cornerback Byron Murphy.

Dameshek seemingly begrudgingly selected Murphy for the Steelers after floating out the idea that Florida State EDGE Brian Burns could be the selection. Burns ultimately didn’t get selected in the first-round of the live mock draft.

After selecting Murphy for the Steelers, Dameshek pointed to the problems the organization has had when it comes to developing that particular position over the years through the draft.

“I don’t love this pick here, of course Kevin Colbert doesn’t have a knack for picking cornerbacks in the first round, but he’s going to try and break that spell here,” Dameshek said. “Byron Murphy, playmaker cornerback.”

Charles Davis then gave his thoughts on Dameshek’s selection of Murphy for the Steelers.

“Byron Murphy makes a lot of sense for them in terms of what they do defensively,” Davis said. “I think he’s got the best instincts of any corner in this draft. And we saw him at the combine where he’d added 14 pounds and competed. Think about all the guys who pumped up their weights, weighed in and went home, because they weren’t ready to carry that weight. He carried it, went through the drills, ran well, looked fluid. So, I think it’s a nice pick for you.”

While Colbert didn’t seemingly make to the Washington pro day this year, Murphy was brought in for a pre-draft visit.

2019 Mock Draft Live Results
1 – Arizona Cardinals – QB Kyler Murray – Oklohoma
2 – San Francisco 49ers – DE Nick Bosa
3 – New York Jets – DT Quinnen Williams – Alabama
4 – Oakland Raiders – DT Ed Oliver – Houston
5 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – EDGE Josh Allen – Kentucky
6 РNew York Giants РQB  Dwayne Haskins РOhio State
7 – Jacksonville Jaguars – TE T.J. Hockenson
8 – Detroit Lions – DE Rashan Gary – Michigan
9 – Buffalo Bills – TE Noah Fant – Iowa
10 – Denver Broncos – LB Devin White – LSU
11- Cincinnati Bengals – LB Devin Bush – Michigan
12 – Green Bay Packers – T Jawaan Taylor – Florida
13 – Miami Dolphins – DT Christian Wilkins – Clemson
14 – Atlanta Falcons – DE Montez Sweat – Mississippi State
15 – Washington Redskins – CB Greedy Williams – LSU
16 – Carolina Panthers – DE Clelin Ferrell – Clemson
17 – New York Giants – T Jonah Williams – Alabama
18 – Minnesota Vikings – T Greg Little – Mississippi
19 – Tennessee Titans – WR Marquise Brown – Oklahoma
20 – Pittsburgh Steelers – CB Byron Murphy – Washington
21 – Seattle Seahawks – T Andre Dillard – Washington State
22 – Baltimore Ravens – WR DK Metcalf – Mississippi
23 – Houston Texans – CB Deandre Baker – Georgia
24 – Oakland Raiders – Josh Jacobs – Alabama
25 – Philadelphia Eagles – S Jonathan Abraham
26 – Indianapolis Colts – WR N’Keal Harry – Arizona State
27 – Oakland Raiders – CB Rock Ya-Sin – Temple
28 – Los Angeles Chargers – C Garrett Bradbury – North Carolina State
29 – Kansas City Chiefs – Jeffery Simmons – Mississippi State
30 – Green Bay Packers – WR A.J. Brown – Mississippi
31 – Los Angeles Rams – DT Dexter Lawrence – Clemson
32 – New England Patriots – Irv Smith Jr. – Alabama

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