Often times, tight ends who aren’t big targets in the passing game don’t get a lot of love from sports media or fans. That’s a shame because David Morgan has been absolutely brilliant for the Minnesota Vikings since being drafted by the team.
Morgan played 393 snaps for Minnesota last year (35.22% of all offensive plays) where he was primarily used in blocking situations. However, he is a sneaky option out of the backfield with soft hands who caught 10 of his 12 targets for 95 yards and a touchdown.
Last year, Morgan had a PFF score of 78.5, which also takes into account his 106 special teams snaps. While the drafting of Tyler Conklin may take another cut out of his snaps this season, when he does get on the field, it can be assured his play will be high quality.
New offensive coordinator John DeFilippo is known for his ability to use tight ends to their highest potential. Even with a crowded group that includes Kyle Rudolph, Blake Bell, and Tyler Conklin, the Vikings should be able to find a way to continue getting great play from David Morgan going forward.
Just missing the cut on this list are safety Andrew Sendejo, cornerback Trae Waynes, and safety Anthony Harris. But who else is flying under the radar this year from the Minnesota Vikings who was with the team last year? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!