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I had mentioned weeks ago about us bypassing Ragland and going with Morrison. He does a lot of the same stuff as Ragland and his play speed is better. Straight downhill thumper and great locker room guy.

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Sounds like an undersized guy with a constant motor and nose for the ball, sign me up

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NFL.com breakdown

 

Antonio Morrison OVERVIEW
This two-time second-team All-SEC pick is undersized, but extremely productive; he hit triple digits in tackles in 2014 (101) and 2015 (103, leading the team), and doubled his impact in the backfield between those two seasons, going from six to 12 tackles for loss. The fact he played at all this fall was a tribute to his work ethic, as he came back from undergoing multiple surgeries on his left knee to repair an injury from the 2014 Birmingham Bowl. However, teams will have to check into his background due to two arrests (punching bouncer, barking at a police dog/resisting arrest) within five weeks in the summer of 2013. If he can convince general managers that his hard times are behind him, they'll bank on his talent.

PRO DAY RESULTS 
40-yard dash: 5.1 seconds 
20-yard short shuttle: 4.6 seconds 
3-cone: 7.69 seconds 
Vertical: 30 inches 
Broad jump: 9 feet, 3 inches 
Bench: 23 reps of 225 pounds
ANALYSIS
STRENGTHS Ultra competitive with unmatched intensity. Alpha male in the locker room who teammates gravitate toward. Work ethic on full display as he recovered from a severe knee injury two to three months ahead of schedule and in time for start of the season. Plus lateral quickness. Has burst to beat offensive lineman to a spot. Not content to sit back and wait on a play. Always in attack mode. Uses explosive hips to launch into his tackles with as much force as he can. Can turn, swivel and close ground with good change of direction. Was one of the best tackle finishers in the game in 2014. Plays with extraordinary balance and is very rarely off his feet. Used as an effective spy vs. mobile quarterbacks. Could become interesting blitz option as a pro. Refuses to stop pursuing until he hears the whistle.
WEAKNESSES Suffered severe knee injury in bowl game last year that slowed his production this season. Missed seven tackles in 2015 after missing four in 2013 and 2014 combined. Undersized and lacking length for the inside backer spot. Tight strider who is more quick than fast. May not have play strength needed for his aggressive, physical style. Must learn to slip blocks and play skinny rather than always taking on all comers. Struggles to disengage quickly when locked up by offensive linemen. Doesnt adjust pursuit path to runners, allowing combo blockers to find him. Lacks patience. Rushes downhill almost every snap and often runs himself into trouble and out of pursuit. Instincts and vision are poor. Easily fooled by play-action and can be a step late to diagnose the action. Prior off­-field incidents will need to be vetted.
DRAFT PROJECTION Round 7 or priority free agent
SOURCES TELL US "Write him up however you want, but he's a two-down MIKE linebacker who is tough as hell and a good football player. I worry much less about his 'negatives' than I do with what he can do." -- AFC general manager
NFL COMPARISON Denzel Perryman
BOTTOM LINE Glass eater who will be the first in line to battle. Morrison's leadership, toughness and aggressiveness will be exactly what NFL teams want, but his lack of instincts and size are barriers that may always hinder his pro potential. After his knee injury, Morrison's athleticism wasn't quite where it was in 2014 so he might be at full strength by 2016. Morrison may be too tight to play outside linebacker in a 4-­3 and lacking the instincts to play in the middle. His best fit could be as the WILB in a 3­-4 where he figures to be an eventual starter.
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I know it doesn't usually matter much...

 

But at 6'1" 232lbs he ran a 5.13 in the 40?

 

I can drink a 40 faster than that. :P

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2 minutes ago, scooter4910 said:

Antonio Morrison.....arrested..."barked" at a police dog!!  hahahahahaha

 

"However, teams will have to check into his background due to two arrests (punching bouncer, barking at a police dog/resisting arrest) within five weeks in the summer of 2013."

You're throwing shade on the wrong dude. Morrison is a good guy and he can play. Downhill run stuffer.

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1 minute ago, SuperJoe33 said:

NFL.com breakdown

 

Adam Morrison OVERVIEW
This two-time second-team All-SEC pick is undersized, but extremely productive; he hit triple digits in tackles in 2014 (101) and 2015 (103, leading the team), and doubled his impact in the backfield between those two seasons, going from six to 12 tackles for loss. The fact he played at all this fall was a tribute to his work ethic, as he came back from undergoing multiple surgeries on his left knee to repair an injury from the 2014 Birmingham Bowl. However, teams will have to check into his background due to two arrests (punching bouncer, barking at a police dog/resisting arrest) within five weeks in the summer of 2013. If he can convince general managers that his hard times are behind him, they'll bank on his talent.

PRO DAY RESULTS 
40-yard dash: 5.1 seconds 
20-yard short shuttle: 4.6 seconds 
3-cone: 7.69 seconds 
Vertical: 30 inches 
Broad jump: 9 feet, 3 inches 
Bench: 23 reps of 225 pounds
ANALYSIS
STRENGTHS Ultra competitive with unmatched intensity. Alpha male in the locker room who teammates gravitate toward. Work ethic on full display as he recovered from a severe knee injury two to three months ahead of schedule and in time for start of the season. Plus lateral quickness. Has burst to beat offensive lineman to a spot. Not content to sit back and wait on a play. Always in attack mode. Uses explosive hips to launch into his tackles with as much force as he can. Can turn, swivel and close ground with good change of direction. Was one of the best tackle finishers in the game in 2014. Plays with extraordinary balance and is very rarely off his feet. Used as an effective spy vs. mobile quarterbacks. Could become interesting blitz option as a pro. Refuses to stop pursuing until he hears the whistle.
WEAKNESSES Suffered severe knee injury in bowl game last year that slowed his production this season. Missed seven tackles in 2015 after missing four in 2013 and 2014 combined. Undersized and lacking length for the inside backer spot. Tight strider who is more quick than fast. May not have play strength needed for his aggressive, physical style. Must learn to slip blocks and play skinny rather than always taking on all comers. Struggles to disengage quickly when locked up by offensive linemen. Doesnt adjust pursuit path to runners, allowing combo blockers to find him. Lacks patience. Rushes downhill almost every snap and often runs himself into trouble and out of pursuit. Instincts and vision are poor. Easily fooled by play-action and can be a step late to diagnose the action. Prior off­-field incidents will need to be vetted.
DRAFT PROJECTION Round 7 or priority free agent
SOURCES TELL US "Write him up however you want, but he's a two-down MIKE linebacker who is tough as hell and a good football player. I worry much less about his 'negatives' than I do with what he can do." -- AFC general manager
NFL COMPARISON Denzel Perryman
BOTTOM LINE Glass eater who will be the first in line to battle. Morrison's leadership, toughness and aggressiveness will be exactly what NFL teams want, but his lack of instincts and size are barriers that may always hinder his pro potential. After his knee injury, Morrison's athleticism wasn't quite where it was in 2014 so he might be at full strength by 2016. Morrison may be too tight to play outside linebacker in a 4-­3 and lacking the instincts to play in the middle. His best fit could be as the WILB in a 3­-4 where he figures to be an eventual starter.
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Is it for Adam Morrison or Antonio Morrison?

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Just now, pacolts56 said:

I know it doesn't usually matter much...

 

But at 6'1" 232lbs he ran a 5.13 in the 40

 

I can drink a 40 faster than that. :P

He was rehabbing back from a pretty significant knee injury. He is faster than that.

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2 minutes ago, Defjamz26 said:

Can't believe only 4 RBs have gone in 4 rounds.

Teams are waiting for next year's draft, methinks. I can't help but think there will be multiple RBs (3+) taken in the first next year.

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Just now, krunk said:

He was rehabbing back from a pretty significant knee injury. He is faster than that.

Oh, okay....thanks. Hopefully he gets healed back up.

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3 minutes ago, stitches said:

Teams are waiting for next year's draft, methinks. I can't help but think there will be multiple RBs (3+) taken in the first next year.

Give me Jordan Howard though, he can play. 

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I have to run out for a bit, so if I miss the Colts pick or if they trade up and take another guy, someone else please make the selection thread in Colts Football.  Thanks!

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8 minutes ago, krunk said:

You're throwing shade on the wrong dude. Morrison is a good guy and he can play. Downhill run stuffer.

Wrong dude?....think not.

 

Besides, it's funny. Beating up a bouncer and barking at a police dog just a smidge better then domestic abuse or drug use haha

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7 minutes ago, scooter4910 said:

Wrong dude?....think not.

 

Besides, it's funny. Beating up a bouncer and barking at a police dog just a smidge better then domestic abuse or drug use haha

 

While you are correct about Morrison being arrested, domestic abuse and certain drug use is far worse than what he is accused of doing.

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11 minutes ago, Cynjin said:

 

While you are correct about Morrison being arrested, domestic abuse and certain drug use is far worse than what he is accused of doing.

Being flippant.....remove stick from XXX

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Wow...underwhelming round 4. not excited about either of these guys. Ridgeway underperformed on a bad Texas team, at least Morrison has some stats, but not in 4th

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1 minute ago, LJpalmbeacher said:

Isn't ILB Matakevich still on the board?

If he is how do you draft Morrison???:groan:

The scouts and coaches liked Morrison better 

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11 minutes ago, LJpalmbeacher said:

Most likely a wasted pick. And its not like its a late 7th, it was in the 4th.

Can I use your crystal ball?

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2 minutes ago, jvan1973 said:

The scouts and coaches liked Morrison better 

Morrison is better than Matakevich hands down

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Just now, LJpalmbeacher said:

 

Maybe they should be drug tested lol.

How many Florida games did you watch this year?

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DeVontae Booker and Connor McGovern, 2 players I liked, both are Broncos :(

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Just now, JRnINDY said:

Colts need a young edge rusher in 5th. I'd like to see Judan or Ochi with our pick.

He's already off the board

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Just now, JRnINDY said:

Colts need a young edge rusher in 5th. I'd like to see Judan or Ochi with our pick.

 

That Ohio State transfer to Ilinois State, David Perkins, I wouldn't mind him at all either.

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Ill sure take Ridgeway! Now lets get Ochi or Cowser in round 5

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Just found out that Christian Westerman, Kentrell Brothers, Jordan Howard, DeVontae Booker were on the board when we took Morrison..

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Seems like the Ravens are drafting many of the guys we were mocking for the Colts!

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