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Grade
47.5 ?
  • 4.67 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 16 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 117.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.01 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.19 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.86 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5'10" Height
  • 31 3/8" Arm Length
  • 219LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands

Overview

Morris is a thick running back out of Florida Atlantic who was productive throughout his career as a featured back. Morris is a bit of a tweener -- not big enough to be a physically imposing back in the NFL, but far from fast or athletic enough to impress with his athleticism. He is a serviceable runner who at best could carry a load like BenJarvus Green-Ellis of New England, but he will have to prove he has the speed and athleticism to deserve a shot. He carries late-round or free-agent value.

Analysis

Strengths

Morris is a bit underdeveloped in his legs despite his frame, but he runs low and can get to the hole with a decent burst. He is a natural runner between the tackles who can feel and avoid pressure or wait for his seam to develop. He is deceptively agile in short areas to avoid clean hits on him through the initial three yards of a play, and he plays much faster when tasked with finding daylight in a short area. He has a sense of urgency in the backfield with all that he does. He is capable of blocking in pass protection at the next level if his willingness matches his ability.

Weaknesses

Morris doesn't have NFL speed and will need to define himself more as a runner if he wants to make enough of an impression in a camp. He has the natural ability within the tackles to be successful, but at the NFL seams and holes are harder to come by and arm tackles difficult to avoid. Morris will need to prove himself as a thumper early, or else he will just be considered a situational back who doesn't possess enough quality traits to deserve a roster spot.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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