Round 6: TE David Morgan, Texas – San Antonio
Tight end wasn’t one of the biggest needs for the Minnesota Vikings, but Rick Spielman isn’t one of those general managers who puts the blinders on to positions when selecting players. Instead, the Vikings ended up with arguably the best player available at the time of selection.
Morgan is the kind of tight end that the Vikings love. He’s a solid blocker, but also has soft enough hands to sneak out and catch passes once in a while and keep defenses honest. He’s not one of those one-dimensional players that can be dismissed in certain phases of the game and that makes him extra valuable, especially the fact he can be plugged in as a fullback in a pinch.
Sadly, he’ll need to work on several phases of his game, including a tendency to hold on during blocks and poorly anticipate the snap offensively. Oddly, he appears to shuffle his feet instead of take long strides when running, which is something the coaching staff will have to automatically put as a priority to fix in his game.
"“Morgan is a rare inline TE who can block and catch. He was a very productive receiver despite being the focal point for defenses. Minnesota can utilize him in “Heavy” packages and work him into the rotation on pass downs.” —Mark Dulgerian of NFL.com"
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