We alluded to it earlier this week, but our OMSPirit compadres have confirmed on Twitter that Ole Miss forward Murphy Holloway is working out for NFL scouts.
RT @spiritchuck: Murphy Holloway just worked out for NFL scouts in the IPF.— Ben Garrett (@SpiritBen) April 18, 2013
Presumably, Holloway is best suited to be a tight end or, in a longer shot, a defensive end. Since he's listed by Ole Miss as being 6'7" and 240 pounds, I presume he's coser to 6'6" and 225 pounds. That's not exactly ideal for either position in the NFL, but it is definitely a frame with which he could work. Holloway does use his body well, and has a good enough vertical leap to be of some value from a purely athletic standpoint, but as for his pro football prospects I am not so sure how his game on the hardwood translates to the gridiron.
I mean, I don't have a damn clue if he's ever played football.
Regardless, we at the Cup wish him tremendous success in his endeavors. He's a favorite of ours, so we hope that he makes his way into the NFL however that may take place.