In what’s been the strangest NFL offseason in recent memory, all rookies have been stripped of a normal introduction to the NFL.
One of those rookies is Titans defensive linemen Larrell Murchison. The Titans used their fifth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on Murchison, a productive D-linemen out of NC State.
Instead of attending a rookie mini-camp or OTA’s, Covid-19 has forced Murchison to take part in his first NFL offseason virtually. The Titans recently ended that virtual offseason program, and the rookie class (including Murchison) is set to report to training camp tomorrow, Tuesday, July 21st.
This pandemic has forced all rookies to find creative ways to stay in shape as they continue to get acclimated to the next level.
Murchison has found an excellent way to do just that, as he’s been training with former NFL defensive linemen Robert Mathis.
#TeamESM working hard together in Indianapolis with legacy client Robert Mathis! pic.twitter.com/0U8LlxaSJO— EnterSports Management (@EnterSportsMgmt) July 13, 2020
Mathis was a sack-artist during his impressive 14-year NFL career, and could really help Murchison refine his pass rush arsenal. This is a great sign for the Titans, as they’ll surely appreciate Murchison’s work ethic during this strange time.
Murchison left his mark at NC State, where he was best known for being a high-effort player. His current arsenal of moves is largely built off his hand usage, where he’s able to string together impressive combos. Murchison spent a lot of time in the backfield last season, using his penetration-type style of play to make impact plays for his defense.
Murchison will be one of the more intriguing rookies to watch closely during training camp.