Sean Murphy-Bunting is a freak athlete

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2005

Yesterday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers completed day two of training camp. The defensive backs once again carried the juice throughout practice, from walk-through to the 11-on-11 scrimmages. A very early, but telling sign of a successful draft under Bruce Arians might I add.

A video that surfaced yesterday from camp caught my eye in a big way. Sean Murphy-Bunting, who later the same day notched an interception in scrimmage, made perhaps the most athletic play of the day.

Freak Athlete

In one-on-one drills with a receiver, Murphy-Bunting ran side-by-side with the receiver who ran a fade route to the corner of the end zone. The ball, although a bit underthrown, was still a solid 50/50 throw. Sean high-pointed the football, with what looked to be a 40-inch vertical, and nearly had a one-handed interception with the ball going away from his body. The “ooh’s” and “ahh’s” in the background speak for itself.

Can Only Get Better

Boy, Tampa Bay, you’ve got a corner. There’s still work to be done though. At only 22 years old, Murphy-Bunting is still growing and honing his coverage skills. It’s early, I’m aware, but this kid really continues to prove naysayers about his draft status wrong. Can’t wait for the pads to come on later this afternoon.

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