Hahaha-Every year the webzone has a crush or two of a newbie. I'll wait to see how he does against the vets and in training camps and the preseason before anoiting him as special and kicking off Brock or Rogers who have proven NFL experience although not to the level some may want.
Keep in mind small school and small attributes as well as the fact that the Texas State defense gave up 31 points a game against a lower level of competition, while not all his fault, you would think he would have had more plays and tackles with that speed. The other part is how well coached his opponents and the sophistication that he went up against was a lower level.
Also keep in mind those are his highlights that he and his handlers made to sell himself to the 32 teams. What you don't see is his bad decisions or mistackles.
Here is the bio provided by the link of one of the posters:
Bio: Three-year starter who finished with 61 tackles/4 interceptions/5 pass break-ups as a senior after 62/1/6 the prior year.
Positive: Athletic cornerback best facing the action. Displays good recognition in zone coverage, quickly picks up assignments and displays a burst to the action. Quick flipping his hips transition with opponents, gets vertical and battles to defend the pass.
Negative: Lacks a quick, fluid backpedal and prefers to side shuffle down the field. Not a sturdy tackler.
Analysis: Morris has been consistent at Texas State the past three seasons and projects as a dime back in zone coverage at the next level.
Still you can't teach speed. His highlights do show a good range, recognition and recovery, based on that and the scouting analysis (see the bold), he would best be a dime corner or maybe if learns to tackle a future free saftey than a corner or nickle corner. This would allow Eric Reid to move to SS and be the enforcer with good range and use Morris's strength to roam and make plays and be the saftey valve. However, tackling is the key, is he can't tackle he won't be any good as a gunner and if he has no special teams value then he is useless right now. Still let's see if this a diamond in the rough that can the coaches can remove the flaws or if he is just a cubic zarconium (sp?).
[ Edited by WildBill on May 13, 2013 at 11:53 PM ]