Photo of Mitch Morse
Drafted By: Chiefs
  • Round 2
  • Pick 17
  • Overall 49

Combine Results

Grade
5.61 ?
  • 5.14 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 36 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 31.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 112.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.60 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.50 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"He was a tackle at Missouri. Why kick him inside? He has short arms, but he's really smart. He is smart and tough, and he'll find a home at center. I think Morse will be a 10-year starter. Andy Reid loves interior offensive linemen." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'5" Height
  • 32 1/4" Arm Length
  • 305LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Analysis

Strengths

Hard-charging with necessary grit. Smart lineman who understands his shortcomings and makes the proper adjustments. Climbs to second-level blocks with good angles and timing, refusing to stay glued to his initial secure block. Uses a balanced pass set and avoids the waist-bending and head-butting seen from many linemen at point of contact. Uses a well-timed punch and won't show length-limited punch too early. Good feel for landing accurate initial strike in pass pro or run game. Has some straight-line quickness and can get out into space in screen game.

Weaknesses

Plays with lower body stiffness and that limits his bend and lateral agility. Makes good initial contact, but struggles to maintain his leverage and positioning when asked to block on the move. Needs more hip snap at contact for added power. His short arms are a concern as a tackle. Doesn't have length to redirect rushers far enough upfield when they get to his edge. Feet and hands don't always appear to be synced properly.

Draft Projection

Round 3

Sources Tell Us

"Looks like he's tough, but limited on tape." -- AFC offensive line coach "He'll have to move inside but I like him. He's tough and sustains as a run blocker. I think he'll be a long-time starter." - NFC offensive line coach

Bottom Line

Morse relied on timing, instincts and angles to get guys blocked as a tackle at the college level but might lack the arm length and functional athleticism to play tackle in the pros. If he moves inside to guard, his toughness will serve him well, but he's not a power player and must prove that he can sustain his block and positioning to be an effective run blocker. Teams are heating up on Morse and some see him as one of the top transitional center prospects in the draft.
-Lance Zierlein
C
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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