2023 Guide: What Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services said about MIKE MORRIS:
Michigan | H: 6060 W: 275 40: 4.95 A: 3312 H: 1000 W: 8178
One year starter, Belle Glade, FL. First team All-Big 10 and consensus second team All-America in 2022. Morris was a developmental backup early in his career before becoming a rotational contributor in 2021. Has the desired height and length on the edge and bulked up to 290 in 2022. He burst out of the gate and became a terror on the edge with improved pass rush skill. Shows relentless effort and has made a lot of hustle plays. Played primarily as a wide nine in a two point stance with some limited five technique in the Michigan defense. Quick at the snap he turns it into power attacking blocks. Plays with heavy hands to punch while sinking his hips to set the edge. He can lock out a tackle or tight end while maintaining ball side leverage. Closes running lanes and flashes shed ability working to the ball. Excellent at protecting the perimeter versus outside runs. For a big man has decent agility and using his length is solid tackling on the perimeter. As a pass rusher is adept at squeezing to the quarterback with an arm under move while turning the corner. Shows a bull rush into a move and uses his long arms to knock a blocker’s hands away to escape. Has decent speed to chase to the quarterback. With his height he has some trouble staying low on blocks versus a powerful tackle causing trouble disengaging. Relies on power and effort to get to the quarterback in lieu of an extra gear burst. Needs more technique in the pass rush including counter moves to succeed at the next level. He projects as a versatile pro with the flexibility to play as a five technique and slide to a three technique in the nickel.
2022 Stats: 23 T, 11 TFL, 7.5 TFL, 3 PBU, 4 QBH, 1 FF, 1 BK. OSR:34/43. 2nd/3rd round.