The Bills have now added two Stanford players who could be keys to an improved defense: free agent Trent Murphy and third-round draft pick Harrison Phillips.
Murphy played at Stanford from 2010 to 2013, with 160 tackles and 32.5 sacks before being selected by Washington at No. 47 in the 2014 draft.
Phillips did not arrive at Stanford until the summer of 2014 and then played four years, but Phillips said Murphy came back to campus last fall and "showed me how to watch film even better, so I can’t wait to start that relationship.
"Incredible!" Murphy wrote in a message to the News on Saturday morning. "Only took until Year Five to play with a fellow Stanford Cardinal. Well worth the wait."
Phillips said said he had a great visit with the Bills and became more excited in the weeks leading up to the draft after talking and texting with Murphy. The two were texting again Friday night after Phillips was selected by the Bills.
"I was already texting with him this evening," Phillips said after the pick. "We are just all excited and I’m just so blessed to be in this situation."
— Delanie Phillips (@Delanie_Rose22) April 28, 2018