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Vikings Select Texas-San Antonio TE David Morgan in Round 6 of the 2016 NFL Draft



UTSA has only had a football program for five years, and only been a full-fledged member of the FBS for two years. So it was a bit of a surprise when Morgan was named a second-team All-American and second-team All-Conference USA selection 2015, finishing among the leading tight ends in the country with 45 receptions for 566 yards and five scores while also showing a willingness to block. Morgan did flash talent early in his career, catching 13 passes for 214 yards and two touchdowns, mostly as a reserve, in 2011. Morgan redshirted the following year due to injury and managed just seven catches for 69 yards in his return in 2013. He earned honorable mention All-Conference USA recognition as a junior, nabbing 20 passes for 255 yards and a score while missing more time with another injury.


40-yard dash: 4.83 seconds

Vertical: 27 inches


Go-­to target for his team and handled the workload and responsibilities with confidence. Very sure hands. If he has space, he's going to secure the catch regardless of hits coming. Plays bigger than listed size. Has instincts and determination to block. Centers his target and works his feet through contact to secure blocks. Former high school basketball player with leaping ability and plus body control. Used in jump-­ball situations and was often the winner. Moved around the field and has the blocking ability and intelligence to be a fullback or H-­back candidate as a pro.


Flagged seven times including two holding penalties and four false starts. Half-­strider whose feet look like they barely leave the ground when he runs. Gets into his routes with heavy feet. Tight hips prevent him from stemming routes sharply to create separation. Pronounced movement gives route progression away early. Doesn't have the deep speed to back defenders off of him and is forced to make a living with contested catches.


Rounds 6 or 7


Lunch­-pail tight end whose versatility, consistency and production landed him a second-team All-American nod. Morgan's lack of quickness will hurt his ability to get open as a receiver, but his willingness to block and potential to become a move tight end who can handle fullback responsibilities should help his cause on the third day of the draft.

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