RISING: David Morgan II – TE – University of Texas San Antonio
The tight end class in this year’s draft is admittedly underwhelming, but with top prospect Hunter Henry not participating in most of the measurables, it gave guys like David Morgan II from the UTSA Roadrunners a chance to standout.
Morgan did not let down either. He looked comfortable and downright quick in many of the drills, and showed consistently good hands with good route running to go with it. His 40-yard dash time left a little to be desired, but top shelf speed isn’t necessarily a must-have in an NFL tight end.
What Morgan did show was strength and quickness. In fact, he finished top-5 in four of the seven measured events, and first in bench-press and 20-yard shuttle.
During drills, he was quick off of the line, and crisp in his movements downfield. He was able to stay tight to the cones when breaking while losing little speed in the process. In catching drills, he caught the ball with his hands away from his body, rarely allowing the ball to get in to where it could inadvertently careen off of him.
To allow an honorable mention, it was a hard choice between Morgan and Nick Vannett from Ohio State who also had a good showing during the day’s events, but with Vannett already ranked in the upper half of the tight end class, it has to be Morgan who made the biggest move of the week.
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