Yes I've been on the K. Murray train too, but I've also been noticing the traits you've mentioned ( play diagnosing, fast but over pursues). I'm leaning more & more to P. Queen as well. His play reminds me of Shaq Thompson.I've watched a few game tapes on Murray... he's a guy I'm not sold on. I question the Play diagnosing, and Instinct side of his game. Yes he's explosive, and fast going in a straight line... and he's a heat seeking missile tracking down a Running back right in front of him... but his aggressiveness led him to over-pursue and overrun a lot of plays as well; and he's also not great laterally, change of direction wise.
Also he has questionable Coverage skills, he has 0 career Interceptions, and only 6 Pass Defenses in 3 seasons as a starter, playing in the Big 12 where they pass a lot.
If we're dead-set to go Linebacker in Round 1 I'd prefer Patrick Queen, even though he has less starting experience I think he has a more natural feel for the position and better instincts.
The only thing I can tell from the highlights are, he's high energy like Robertson, is fast and a good tackler like Davis. Can't tell by highlights if his ability to shed blocks and get around the edge would translate to the NFL. Somehow, he doesn't look as big as Davis, but if he is bigger, then he's a serious athlete. Ireland and Payton need to take a serious look at this kid, and if they take him, I'll trust their decision.Linebacker may be the priority as we speak right now. So it's worth to take a look a the prospects.
I love Murray and would not be mad if we take him, the only problem is that he is very similar to Davis. Maybe we need a bigger man to play the SAM.
And according to Daniel Jeremiah, Zach Baun of Wisconsin can do well everything that Kyle Van Noy does. He actually thinks he is ideally the best pick for the patriots.
I wonder if he would not be a better option to replace Klein. He is bigger then Murray, he can blitz and cover.