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Old 04-28-2012, 05:05 PM   #1
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Alfred Morris pick 6.3

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Old 04-28-2012, 05:25 PM   #2
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Re: Alfred Morris pick 6.3

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Played on both sides of the ball as a Florida prep. Redshirted in 2007. Saw action in 11 games as a backup running back and special-teams player in 08, rushing seven times for 23 yards (3.2-yard average) and no touchdowns and making 10 tackles on special teams. Won the Sun Belt Conference rushing title in 09 after gaining 263-1,392-11 (5.3) in 12 starts. Also caught seven passes for 114 passes (16.3-yard average) and two touchdowns. Played with a sprained left ankle. Posted 227-928-7 (4.1) rushing and 8-47-1 (5.9) receiving in 12 starts in 10. Missed most of 11 spring practice with a strained lower back. On the season, started all 12 games and toted 236-1,186-9 (5.0) with 15-139-1 (9.3) receiving. Finished his career as FAUs leader in rushing yards (3,529), carries (733), rushing TDs (27), rushing yards per game (75.1) and all-purpose yards (3,843). Also the first running back in Howard Schnellenbergers 27 years as a head coach to produce two 1,000-yard seasons. Fumbled 16 times in 762 career touches and gained 4.8 yards per carry.


Positives:
Well-built with a strong lower body (squats 600 pounds). Very good balance and vision. Runs with good forward lean. Large hands. Effective inside runner. Lowers his shoulder and churns through contact. Willing, physical blocker. Praised for his special-teams ability as a young player. Is tough and will play through pain. Very good blocker. Exceptional personal and football character. Accountable, vocal leader. Solid showing at the East-West Shrine Game.

Negatives:
Has an odd build short but high-cut. Needs to continue bulking up. Bench-pressed 225 pounds only 16 times at the Combine. Below-average speed for a running back. Tight-hipped and straight-linish. Limited foot quickness and elusiveness. Ball security has been an issue (fumbled at least five times each of the past three seasons). Minimal receiving production. Did not face top competition in the Sun Belt Conference.

Summary:
Highly competitive, smart, motivated, productive, college running back lacking the speed and agility to remain there in the pros. Physical, inside, north-south running style, willingness as a blocker and strong intangibles make him ripe for a conversion to fullback. Has played both positions and could get looks for a team that employs one-back power sets.

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Old 04-28-2012, 07:41 PM   #3
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Re: Alfred Morris pick 6.3

I think MS said he will play HB.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:01 PM   #4
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Re: Alfred Morris pick 6.3

He's probably a fullback going forward. Not bad
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Re: Alfred Morris pick 6.3

Sounds good. Our backfield was lacking a classic power runner especially with Torain basically falling off a cliff. Plus with the Eagles and their "amazing" wide 9 defense, always good to know you might have someone that can run over their finesse guys.

I know a lot of people wanted Lamar Miller but from my understanding Miller is a speed back and with Helu on the roster getting him might have been a bit redundant provided the front office didn't believe that he (Miller) would be the type of guy getting 1,500+ yards a year.

I made the comparison before to the 2008 Giants:
Ward = Helu Jr
Bradshaw = Royster
Morris = Jacobs

Nice combination of speed, power, and all around ability.

Especially with RG3 on the team the Skins should be top 5 in rushing, especially now that they have depth along the offensive line.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:05 PM   #6
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Re: Alfred Morris pick 6.3

Don't get his one, but it's a 6th rd pick so whatevs.
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you can trust a rb who doesn't wear gloves
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Re: Alfred Morris pick 6.3

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Sounds good. Our backfield was lacking a classic power runner especially with Torain basically falling off a cliff. Plus with the Eagles and their "amazing" wide 9 defense, always good to know you might have someone that can run over their finesse guys.

I know a lot of people wanted Lamar Miller but from my understanding Miller is a speed back and with Helu on the roster getting him might have been a bit redundant provided the front office didn't believe that he (Miller) would be the type of guy getting 1,500+ yards a year.

I made the comparison before to the 2008 Giants:
Ward = Helu Jr
Bradshaw = Royster
Morris = Jacobs

Nice combination of speed, power, and all around ability.

Especially with RG3 on the team the Skins should be top 5 in rushing, especially now that they have depth along the offensive line.
That is a good point. One of the best things to do to the wide 9 is gash it up the middle.
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3rd ranked FB prospect according to PFW
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That is a good point. One of the best things to do to the wide 9 is gash it up the middle.
The wide 9 is kind of like communism. Great in theory, terrible in real life.
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The wide 9 is kind of like communism. Great in theory, terrible in real life.
Communism's theory is flawed because it does not do justice to how the species homo sapiens actually behaves in reality. Rather, it ignores human psychology completely.
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Re: Alfred Morris pick 6.3

I've read lots of good articles on this guy.... sounds like he is a powerfull runner who can be used at both HB and FB
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does he play special teams? rb/fb/st?
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