Photo of David Morgan
Drafted By: Vikings

Combine Results

Grade
5.17 ?
  • 5.02 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 29 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 30.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 115.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.93 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.19 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.60 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Morgan is a rare inline TE who can block and catch. He was a very productive receiver despite being the focal point for defenses. Minnesota can utilize him in "Heavy" packages and work him into the rotation on pass downs. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'4" Height
  • 33 5/8" Arm Length
  • 262LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/2" Hands

Overview

UTSA has only had a football program for five years, and only been a full-fledged member of the FBS for two years. So it was a bit of a surprise when Morgan was named a second-team All-American and second-team All-Conference USA selection 2015, finishing among the leading tight ends in the country with 45 receptions for 566 yards and five scores while also showing a willingness to block. Morgan did flash talent early in his career, catching 13 passes for 214 yards and two touchdowns, mostly as a reserve, in 2011. Morgan redshirted the following year due to injury and managed just seven catches for 69 yards in his return in 2013. He earned honorable mention All-Conference USA recognition as a junior, nabbing 20 passes for 255 yards and a score while missing more time with another injury.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.83 seconds
Vertical: 27 inches

Analysis

Strengths

Go-­to target for his team and handled the workload and responsibilities with confidence. Very sure hands. If he has space, he's going to secure the catch regardless of hits coming. Plays bigger than listed size. Has instincts and determination to block. Centers his target and works his feet through contact to secure blocks. Former high school basketball player with leaping ability and plus body control. Used in jump-­ball situations and was often the winner. Moved around the field and has the blocking ability and intelligence to be a fullback or H-­back candidate as a pro.

Weaknesses

Flagged seven times including two holding penalties and four false starts. Half-­strider whose feet look like they barely leave the ground when he runs. Gets into his routes with heavy feet. Tight hips prevent him from stemming routes sharply to create separation. Pronounced movement gives route progression away early. Doesn't have the deep speed to back defenders off of him and is forced to make a living with contested catches.

Draft Projection

Rounds 6 or 7

Bottom Line

Lunch­-pail tight end whose versatility, consistency and production landed him a second-team All-American nod. Morgan's lack of quickness will hurt his ability to get open as a receiver, but his willingness to block and potential to become a move tight end who can handle fullback responsibilities should help his cause on the third day of the draft.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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