He's an instinctive running back with a natural feel between the tackles who displays good balance and footwork inside, exhibiting the shiftiness and fluidity to pick his way through traffic laterally, make defenders miss in tight areas and create on his own.
Morris plays faster in tighter areas, is more quick than fast and can generate a burst out of his breaks. He reaches top end speed quickly but doesn't have the ability to really accurate away from anyone into the second level. He looks like a 4.65-plus guy who has a tough time even running away from linebackers toward the edge.
He lacks any kind of a second gear and, once he gets past his first step steps pressing the hole or picking his way through traffic, is a very uninspiring athlete.
He runs with a low pad level, exhibits quick feet and breaks a lot of tackles in the Sun Belt conference. He also does a great job finishing runs at the second level, lowering his pad level into contact and pumping his legs through the play.
However, he, struggles to make anyone miss at the second level against better competition and he isn't dynamic enough laterally to gain a step and outpace an angle. He doesn't break nearly as many tackles vs. BCS caliber defenders and goes down much easier on contact.
Morris will catch the football out of the backfield, snap his head around quickly and initially create, but he isn't any kind of a big play threat. He looks natural running from both the gun and I-formation sets, but his lack of initial burst shows up far more in the gun.
Impression: Morris simply lacks the type of physical attributes needed in order to warrant much attention at the next level. Looks like a limited free agent at best."
Lacks the foot quickness and agility to step through traffic or pull away, and best chance will come bulking up and converting to fullback in the pros.
Spent some time lead blocking and has the work habits and disposition of a throwback.
Stood out on special teams early in career and has the ultracompetitive makeup to catch the eye of coaches in coverage."
Natural grind-it-out runner who will get the tough yards... Terrific blocker, will be able to contribute on passing downs as both a receiver and a blocker, actually replaced a fullback at the Senior Bowl and might see some time there in the NFL.... Legs are like tree trunks and he's tough to tackle low...
Highly productive back who has ran for over 900 yards in each of the past three years including over 1,100 in two of the past three years... Ended his career with a string of five 100+ rushing games... Was impressive at the Shrine Game and then was invited and attended the Senior Bowl the next week as an injury replacement.
Negatives -- Lacks an extra gear and is limited by his lack of physical gifts... Not a home run threat...
Struggled against BCS competition, only had 122 rushing yards on 39 carries in three games against BCS opponents as a senior... Not very quick, lacks suddenness and open field moves, tries to run over opponents rather than juking them which was effective in college but will be tougher in the NFL...
Will struggle on the outside at the next level, simply doesn't have the speed to consistently get to the edge... Appears to be nothing more than a solid situational back up running back in the NFL... Rather undersized to convert to fullback which may be his best position."