NFL Draft Scouting Report: Chris Morley

Memphis
Safety #17
Senior 5’11” 190

 

  • Shows signs of having good ball skills
  • Physical
  • Inconsistent
  • Made it to the backfield when asked to blitz
  • Can contribute on special teams

 

Chris Morely, a safety from Planation, Florida, displays several key traits that are expected out of a safety. He shows good lateral speed and ball skills. He plays like a center fielder in the middle of the field and is athletic and disciplined enough to pick off four passes during his career at Memphis. Looking at his senior year, he grabbed two interceptions, forced three fumbles, and had seven passes defended.

Memphis is not known for having a stout defense but the brightest spot on the Tigers’ was Morley. Although his tackling could improve, he showed that he is a tough kid who is not afraid to be physical.

On Morley’s interceptions, he did a good job following and relying on the eyes of the quarterback. In the NFL, when facing top quarterbacks, they will take advantage of how Morley plays.

Morley will be a project player for the guys at the next level but his toughness will translate onto the field and on special teams.

NFL Comp: Robenson Therezie

Round Value: 6th – 7th

Safeties always go in an unpredictable order late in the draft. A team could see Morley as a good fit for them and take him earlier than expected. Morley has tools that will get him a chance to play at the next level.




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