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Mattyk 04-28-2012 05:05 PM

Alfred Morris pick 6.3
 
[url=http://www.nfl.com/draft/2012/profiles/alfred-morris?id=2533457]Alfred Morris Draft Profile – NFL.com[/url]

talk about Morris up in here

Mattyk 04-28-2012 05:25 PM

Re: Alfred Morris pick 6.3
 
Notes:
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 FAU’s 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 Schnellenberger’s 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.

[url=http://cache.profootballweekly.com/prospects/player/alfred-morris-32/]ProFootballWeekly.com - Draft Prospect - Alfred Morris[/url]

NYCskinfan82 04-28-2012 07:41 PM

Re: Alfred Morris pick 6.3
 
I think MS said he will play HB.

Chico23231 04-28-2012 08:01 PM

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

Dirtbag59 04-28-2012 08:26 PM

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.

The Goat 04-28-2012 09:05 PM

Re: Alfred Morris pick 6.3
 
Don't get his one, but it's a 6th rd pick so whatevs.

los panda 04-28-2012 09:10 PM

Re: Alfred Morris pick 6.3
 
you can trust a rb who doesn't wear gloves

Lotus 04-28-2012 09:10 PM

Re: Alfred Morris pick 6.3
 
[quote=Dirtbag59;913542]Sounds good. Our backfield was lacking a classic power runner especially with Torain basically falling off a cliff. [B]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. [/B]

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.[/quote]

That is a good point. One of the best things to do to the wide 9 is gash it up the middle.

Mattyk 04-28-2012 09:40 PM

Re: Alfred Morris pick 6.3
 
3rd ranked FB prospect according to PFW

Dirtbag59 04-28-2012 09:57 PM

Re: Alfred Morris pick 6.3
 
[quote=Mattyk;913582]3rd ranked FB prospect according to PFW[/quote]

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#Redskins' Shanahan: Linebacker Keenan Robinson will play inside. Alfred Morris will be a running back, not fullback.

Dirtbag59 04-28-2012 09:58 PM

Re: Alfred Morris pick 6.3
 
[quote=Lotus;913570]That is a good point. One of the best things to do to the wide 9 is gash it up the middle.[/quote]

The wide 9 is kind of like communism. Great in theory, terrible in real life.

SirClintonPortis 04-28-2012 10:19 PM

Re: Alfred Morris pick 6.3
 
[quote=Dirtbag59;913592]The wide 9 is kind of like communism. Great in theory, terrible in real life.[/quote]

Communism's theory is flawed because it does not do justice to how the species [I]homo sapiens [/I]actually behaves in reality. Rather, it ignores human psychology completely.

exit0 04-28-2012 11:34 PM

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

los panda 04-28-2012 11:53 PM

Re: Alfred Morris pick 6.3
 
does he play special teams? rb/fb/st?

Lotus 04-29-2012 01:05 AM

Re: Alfred Morris pick 6.3
 
[quote=Dirtbag59;913592]The wide 9 is kind of like communism. Great in theory, terrible in real life.[/quote]

:laughing2


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