Scouting Report: Carl Morris

Scouting Report: Carl Morris

Three year starter chosen Ivy League Player of the Year the past two seasons and named All-American in 2002. Caught 90 passes for 1,288 yards with 8 scores last season, ranking second in the nation for receptions per game and receiving yards per game. Junior totals were 71/943/12 after 60/920/8 the prior season.

Name:  Carl Morris  School:  Harvard  Year:   4Sr

Ht:  6-3  Wt:  214  40:  4.67  Pos:  WR

Bio: Three year starter chosen Ivy League Player of the Year the past two seasons and named All-American in 2002.  Caught 90 passes for 1,288 yards with 8 scores last season, ranking second in the nation for receptions per game and receiving yards per game.  Junior totals were 71/943/12 after 60/920/8 the prior season.  Holds eight different school records and awarded All-League honors on three occasions.

Pos:  Productive, versatile receiver and one of the most proficient pass catchers in the nation two years running.  Imposing figure doubled by opponents but the "go-to" guy that cannot be stopped.  Uses his large frame to shield away opponents, extends his hands and looks the ball in.  Possesses soft, natural hands and easily wins out in battles.  Goes over the middle, makes the reception in traffic and takes a pounding, yet holds onto the ball.  Effectively blocks for the running game or screen plays.

Neg:  Not quick releasing off the line of scrimmage, marginal route running skills and lacks the top end speed.

Analysis: Dominated at a lower level of competition but an inability to separate from defenders at the next level may cause problems.  Much like former Villanova receiver Brian Finneran, though Morris could be productive earlier in his career for a team that needs a big bodied receiver to make receptions in the underneath coverage.

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