Mando: Stephen Morris, UofM QB On Phins Radar

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  1. Vaark

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    Rooted hard for Morris, but realistically, a genuine interest in him would definitely dim any faith I've built up in Hickey.

     
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    To replace Devlin or Moore? If drafted of course..
     
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    The team is meeting with lots of players....many of them will not even be thought of on draft day, some they never meet will be picked....
     
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    He is a very good athlete, and has a great arm. Struggled his senior season, but he injured his leg very early in the season and wasn't right for the remainder of the year. Struggles with accuracy at times. I think he's a solid developmental prospect. Before the season started there were people thinking he'd go in the second or third round, but he has dropped because of his bad senior season. IMHO his poor play relative to his junior season was entirely because of his injury. I wouldn't touch him before the 6th and probably would wait until the 7th or hope you get him as an UDFA. All that depends on how bad the Fins really want to dump Moore or Devlin, and what QB's are still around late. I really think he has the physical skill set to be an NFL starter, but have no idea if his mechanics or mental makeup are good enough to get him there. Cane fans have largely turned on him after the poor senior season. When he is on though he can make all the throws.
     
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    UDFA....Camp Invite.

    Everyone got excited two years back when Jacory Harris from The U was also on the Fins "radar".

    Cut, went to the Eagles, cut....now in the CFL with the Eskimos.
     
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    As a ball boy maybe, other than that, he is useless.
     
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    This is just a courtesy invite since we have pretty much unlimited local invites. There's NO way we draft this guy, and if we do, then I seriously question our scouts and FO. I'm a U fan and I know enough to stay away from this guy. Was way too inconsistent in college and would be a downgrade compared to anything on our current roster.
    Nothing to see here, folks. Move along, move along.
     
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    Hes as gifted a passer as anyone but everything else says he won't be any good. Not good at progressions, decision making, etc
     
  11. maralieus

    maralieus Lets get those balls deep!!

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    Yeah obviously don't draft him because we all know 100% that he will flop in the NFL......

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    I don't know anything about Morris but if we aren't looking to replace Moore and his $4 million to be a backup then I will lose some faith in Hickey. To me this is the perfect time to add a young QB to groom behind Tannehill.
     
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    Not only did they invite him, they took him to dinner. Do they take all visits to dinner?

    I also think his problems arose from injury. I bet the Canes wish they had him for one more year.
     
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    This is called farming views lol we did this with the um punter (and loads of the team) and somehow I suspect fields is safe and I see no story
     
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    Awful. I wish we could draft Blake Bortles.
     
  16. fishfanmiami

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    Even with Ryan Williams going down this one doesn't. I wish Morris well but the Fins can do better.
     
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    Dude was a monster his JR year but was hurt literally the whole season last year. His mechanics were garbage cause he couldn't put weight on one of his feet.

    On another note - everyone loves Pat Devlin for some reason but he was a joke in college...much worse than Morris.not sure where all the hate stems from.
     
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    Never improved while at Miami. Udfa maybe, but I think we can do better at developmental qb.
     
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    I'll take it a step further. Statistically he was comparable to Ryan Tannehill in college. A few points lower in completion % but much higher YPC, fewer interceptions, a greater TD rate, and a higher QB rating. Not that I think Morris is anywhere close to Tannehill as a QB, but his reputation isn't exactly accurate.
     
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    Just an observation but Miami has spent time looking at and meeting with Logan Thomas and Stephen Morris. Both guys very athletic, both guys spin the ball extremely well, and both guys had at least one good year in college but for whatever reason tailed off. Thomas was thought to be the next Cam Newton after his freshman year and Morris was being forecasted as a second round pick after his junior year. Maybe it also means Tannehill is going to be a bit more active so if he goes down they want a back-up with similar skill sets.

    I have no issue with taking either as a late round or UDFA as a projects as both guys have more than enough physical skills, but do they have it between the ears?
     
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    The punter (Pat O'Donnell) and Brandon Linder are the two best pro prospects coming out of Miami this year. No thanks to Morris or Seantrel Henderson.
     
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    Morris and Henderson are 2 players that are high reward, very very high risk prospects. As far as physical talent, they both have that! Now, do they have the mental aspect that would warrant spending a late pick on them? That's a difficult question to answer. If they develop mentally, and have no injury set back, I believe that they both have the physical abilities to play at the next level.
     
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    I saw a few um games last year thought the offense was dreadful - matching the qb play


    Not interested in the slightest
     
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    Morris would be fine as a late round developmental QB. Far better than our current competition for #3.
     
  26. fishfanmiami

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    i saw every UM game Morris played in and agree with your assessment.
     
  27. Vaark

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    Actually, if a 2nd tier QB like Murray because of his height, Savage or McCarron fell into the 4th round, if we're going that route at all, I'd much prefer spending that 4th on them than a 6th or 7th on on the likes of a Morris. Now bringing him in at marginal expense as a UFA, I grant you is a different and preferable option for someone like him.... although we could still do better
     
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    Joe Rose got me quite looking forward to the UM v Florida game - it was like 2 offences trying to prove they were the worst in college football.

    That game in particular was brutal imo. Morris was dire in it but was an all pro compared to Driskel
     
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    i like Aaron Murray. Not the biggest arm or prototypical size but great football smarts .
     
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    He's hot garbage.. Coming from a former Canes fan.
     
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    He looked like trash before he got hurt. See the Florida game.

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    Thats also when Floridas defense was healthy and "top in the sec".

    Morris isn't peyton. But is far from hot garbage.
     
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    You mean the Florida game they won?
     
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    He had a few good games where he showed flashes. I couldn't wait for the guy to graduate. I would have rather had another 2 years of Jacory Harris.
    I couldn't even watch games last year they were so bad.
     
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    I would be concerned if Hickey used a draft pick on Stephen Morris. He is not worth being drafted.

    My guess is they are looking at him as a possible addition to their UDFA class, assuming they don't spend a mid-round pick on a QB. I would love for them to draft Aaron Murray in the 4th round if he is there.

    I assume they are looking for a young quarterback to come in and give Devlin a legitimate competition for the #3 job, maybe even enter camp as the favorite over Devlin. I wouldn't be surprised if they want that young QB to take over the #2 job next season and let Matt Moore walk into free agency. A guy like Murray would fit that idea, not sure Morris would. Jordan Rodgers doesn't fit that idea either.
     
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    How are two prospects that are projected to go in the 6th round at best, likely going into the NFL as free agents, "very very high risk"...?
     
  37. fishfanmiami

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    I'm a big fan of Murray living in GA and seeing all the UG games on local TV. Some compare him to Russell Wilson.
     
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    Somebody doesn't understand high risk. i think Henderson is worth the gamble even if its a very small gamble
     
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    Omar Kelly has us taking Morris in round six of his latest mock in the Sun Sentinel.
     
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    thats the matter settled then lol
     

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