Just what we needed. Another...tight end? I was just starting to think we were going with the "Best Player Available at a Position of Need" strategy. Forget Blount, LeFevour, and even Jonathan Dwyer (taken 14 picks later by Pittsburgh.) There were offensive linemen available when we took Morris that I thought had a chance to make this team, Sam Young chief among them ( Young went to Dallas a handful of picks later.)
Since we did take the stud Offensive Tackle with our top pick, I find it easier to kind of roll over on this one. My blind faith in Bruce Allen and Mike Shanahan at the moment has me wondering if Dennis Miller is a Hall of Famer...I must still be feeling the effects of the draft party on Thursday night.
Morris was an All-American in 2009, and he was voted the top tight end in the country by the College Football Performance Awards. He is shorter than you would want in a top-flight pro tight end (he is listed at 6'1") but he is noted for his sure hands, his ability to go and get the ball, and his yards after the catch. Entering the draft, he was slated to be an H-back/fullback. So it looks like we are getting an heir apparent to Mike Sellers as opposed to someone who will languish behind Davis and Cooley.
Caught 38 passes for 623 yards and 16 touchdowns. … Named first-team All-WAC.
Saw action in all 13 games while starting seven for the Bulldogs … Grabbed seven receptions on the year with one touchdown … Had 121 yards receiving against Idaho 10/18/08 … Scored his only touchdown on an 11-yard score against Utah State 11/15/08.
Saw action in all 12 games … had nine catches for 79 yards … also used as a blocking back and running back in goal-line situations … gained 15 yards on seven carries and scored one touchdown … scored his first career rushing touchdown against Hawaii …
Saw action in all 13 games for the Bulldogs … Started two games for Tech at the tight end position … Finished with 284 yards receiving and three touchdowns … Finished with two receptions for 103 yards in a loss to Texas A&M … Caught his first touchdown reception in a win against North Texas … Caught another touchdown against Hawaii from 43 yards out … Caught his third TD of the year in a loss to New Mexico State.
Do you think Dennis Morris has a chance to inherit Mike Sellers' role on this roster?
Absolutely (523 votes)
No chance (147 votes)
50/50 (349 votes)
1019 total votes