Hidden Gem: Penn State Cornerback Stephon Morris

Rob Christy-US PRESSWIRE

Penn State Cornerback Stephon Morris could be a steal for the Redskins.

This is going to go against what I normally preach, but what can I say, it's the homer coming out in me.

Penn State star cornerback Stephon Morris is certainly what you would consider an under-the-radar type prospect. If Morris were three inches taller, this would not be the case, however the 5'8" 188 pound defensive back is projected as a late round draft pick/undrafted free agent in April's NFL Draft, mainly due to his size. What Morris does lack in height, he certainly make up for in effort, athleticism and character.

Morris was the unquestioned leader of the Penn State secondary which allowed just 15 passing touchdowns all season. He had 60 total tackles, and was instrumental in leading the Nittany Lions to the 29th ranked total defense in the nation.

Morris was not invited to attend the combine, but he showed off his talents at Penn State's Pro Day, running a blistering 4.34 40, and looking fantastic in on-field drills.

Morris is a kid who will excel as a slot defender, and special teams standout despite his size. He has very sound footwork, excellent ball skills, and is a leader both on and off the field. He's not afraid of contact, and will come up and take on ball carriers near the line of scrimmage.

Morris played his high school football at Eleanor Roosevelt in Greenbelt, Md. He grew up a Redskins fan.

I think he would be a great choice as an undrafted free agent signing.

Watch the :30 mark in this video where Morris chases down Jeff Demps from Florida(one of the fastest players in the nation).

Stephon Morris Career Highlights (via Dj Porter)

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