5 prospects rising up the Vikings 2023 draft board after the East-West Shrine Bowl

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Caleb Murphy – EDGE (Ferris State)

If the Vikings stay with a traditional 3-4 front, they could look to add another pass rusher. It seems a team can never have enough and one guy who definitely raised his stock at the East-West Shrine Bowl was Caleb Murphy from Ferris State.

Murphy was insanely productive at Ferris State, racking up a shocking 25.5 sacks a season ago. He shows great power and speed off the edge, with a quick get-off. He closes in on the quarterback in a hurry, showing his impressive short-area quickness.

Murphy has the look of an elite pass rusher at the next level with gangly arms and a torso that looks like it was stretched out in some sort of machine. He had a beautiful sack in the game itself on Thursday night, powering through a block and then chasing down the quarterback in a matter of seconds.

Murphy is still likely to go late in the draft but now is a favorite to hear his name called. If the Vikings want a small school edge rushing prospect with plenty of upside, then Murphy has worked his way into consideration.