Monday, June 28, 2010

Former USF cornerback inks deal

Former USF ornerback Jerome Murphy signed a contract with the St. Louis Rams over the weekend to become the highest draft choice in the 2010 class to ink a deal.

Selected in the third round, Murphy was the 65th overall pick in the draft. A two year starter, who replaced heralded first round pick Mike Jenkins, Murphy signed for a reported $2.72 million with a signing bonus of more than $937,000.

Also signing with the Rams was another former Bull, defensive end George Selvie, who at one time was a projected to be a first round pick after his sophomore season when he earned first team All-American honors and was Big East Conference Defensive Player of The Year.

Selvie slipped to the seventh round this year and admitted he was despondent, but hopes to prove all those doubters wrong. If he had left college after his junior year, the 6-4, 255 pounder would’ve gone a lot higher and possibly been a late first round pick. But Selvie says he can’t change to past and doesn’t question his decision to stay in college.

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