Stanley Morgan

Nebraska
WR
WO37

Prospect Info

College
Nebraska
Hometown
Class
New Orleans, LA
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 0"
202 lbs
32 3/8”
Hands
9 7/8”

Prospect Grade

5.51
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.53
Seconds
 
Bench Press
14
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
38.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
125.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
6.78
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.13
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 
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Morgan excelled in football as a youth, a two-time All-State pick from New Orleans and top-30 receiver prospect nationally. He got on the field right away, starting three of 13 games played as a freshman and catching 25 passes for 304 yards (12.2 average) and three scores. He also returned kickoffs (14-324-23.1). Morgan started nine of 13 games in 2016 (33-453-13.7, two TDs) and then had a breakout junior season. He was a second-team All-Big Ten pick in 2017, setting the school record with 986 receiving yards and scoring 10 times on 61 receptions (16.2 average). The school record had stood since Heisman winner Johnny Rodgers had 942 yards in 1972. Morgan broke his own record with 1,004 receiving yards on 70 receptions (14.3 average) with seven scores in 2018, starting all 12 games to again earn second-team all-conference honors. Stanley Morgan is no relation to the former NFL receiver of the same name, and his father has actually been in prison since 2007.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 5
NFL Comparison
Adam Humphries
Overview
While some scouts see Morgan as "just a guy" with average size and athleticism who fails to stand out as a prospect, others may appreciate his professional approach to the position and competitive demeanor. He's best judged by the sum of his parts, which takes into account his toughness and durability, as well. He doesn't open wide catch windows, but his ball skills and ability to haul in contested catches tend to make up for it. He could start off as a WR4/5 but has the chance to find playing time as he works his way up.
Strengths
  • Operates with consistently good play speed and urgency
  • Leverages open catch windows from the top of his route
  • No hesitation attacking over the middle
  • Excellent catch focus inside congested areas
  • Above-average ball skills and body control
  • Climbs ladder to pluck it at the high-point
  • Impressive ability to rescue low throws
  • Alters speed for downfield ball adjustments
  • Quick after catch with wiggle to elude early tackle attempts
  • Willing to put in work as perimeter blocker.
Weaknesses
  • Doesn't offer anything special as an athlete
  • Burst out of his breaks is average
  • Routes will drift on him
  • Plays fast but doesn't feature getaway speed
  • Missing second gear to run under deep throws
  • Benefited from favorable route combinations
  • Cornerbacks likely to squat on underneath work
  • Has to prove he can uncover against twitchy defenders.
Sources Tell Us

"He's draftable but just a guy for me. I think you can find those guys anywhere. If he finds the right situation he might play for awhile." -- Area scout for NFC team

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GRADE
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