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Alfred Morris

Alfred Morris - #32 - RB-FB

Height: 5-9 7/8
Weight: 219
Speed: 4.66
Arm: 31 3/8
Hand: 10 1/4
Wingspan: 76 1/8
Birthdate: 12/12/1988
Hometown: Pensacola, FL
Grade: 5.17

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
02/29/2012 Combine 5-9 7/8 219 10 1/4 31 3/8 76 1/8 4.68 16 9'9" 35 1/2 4.19 11.86 7.04
01/23/2012 Senior Bowl 5-10 1/4 222 10 1/8 31 3/4 77 1/4
01/16/2012 East-West Shrine 5-10 1/8 222 10 1/8 31 3/8 76 1/4
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 5-9 7/8 203 10 1/4 31 76 3/4 4.72

 

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. 


Alfred Morris's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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