Photo of Josh Morgan
  • 6'1" Height
  • 215LBS. Weight


Under-achieving talent who flashes all of the prerequisite skills to be a top prospect, but lacks the focus and work ethic to have taken advantage of his natural ability. Characterized by the Virginia Tech staff as the most gifted of a handful of senior Hokie receivers earning consideration for the NFL, Morgan has a rare combination of size and speed. He flashes the burst out his breaks, hand-eye coordination and strong hands to get scouts excited. Unfortunately, he's also plagued by rounded-off routes, weak effort as a blocker and ugly drops. Perhaps as much as any receiver prospect in the 2008 draft, Morgan is a true boom or bust prospect.



Positives: Looks the part. ... Linear build with good muscle definition and big hands. ... Good initial quickness off the snap. ... Flashes the lateral quickness and strength to defeat jams at the line of scrimmage. ... Good straight-line speed. ... Tracks the ball well over his shoulder and is at his best making the tough catch downfield. ... Competes hard when the ball is in the air. ... Can time his leap and make the tough grab. ... Has some RAC ability, showing good vision and burst to get make the first defender miss. ... Experienced punt returner. Negatives: Doesn't play up to his physical ability. ... Despite his quickness and strength, Morgan struggles to get off the line of scrimmage against a good jam. ... Marginal burst out of his breaks. ... Good straight-line speed, but lacks elite acceleration for double-moves. ... Flashes soft hands, but tends to lose concentration and often drops easy passes trying to make a move before he has the ball secured.
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.