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Stephen Morris hopes to generate some interest at his Pro Day workout

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Quarterback remains the most important position in pro football, but plenty of quarterbacks get overlooked as the draft process approaches.  Miami’s Stephen Morris hopes to change that.

Morris, who notched the second fastest 40-yard dash among quarterbacks at the Scouting Combine with a 4.63, will work out for scouts Thursday at Miami’s Pro Day workout.

He needs a strong workout to reverse the perception that Morris regressed significantly from 2012 to 2013.  The dip, which saw Morris plummet from No. 17 on Gil Brandt’s top 100 college players entering the season, was punctuated by a Russell Athletic Bowl performance in which Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater emerged with a 36-9 win.  Morris and the Miami offense generated a mere 160 yards in the game.

To prep for his Pro Day workout, Morris has been working with Tom House and Adam Dedeaux, who has worked with the likes of Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Terrelle Pryor.  Said House of Morris:  “Stephen’s measurables are as good as anyone we’ve worked with.  Whoever drafts him is going to get a steal.”

Morris also will get an assist from former Miami offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch.  The Jaguars offensive coordinator will run Thursday’s workout.

Ultimately, Morris will need to prove his value on Thursday.  And then he’ll need to show that he can make an NFL roster, once he gets a chance to compete at the next level.

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7 Responses to “Stephen Morris hopes to generate some interest at his Pro Day workout”
  1. qdog112 says: Apr 1, 2014 10:56 PM

    This kid should get drafted where Johnny Wildcat should, somewhere around the 3rd or 4th.

  2. mianfr says: Apr 1, 2014 10:56 PM

    He has a strong enough arm to earn a shot.

  3. dirtysouthniner says: Apr 1, 2014 11:04 PM

    Good luck kid

  4. anonymous135 says: Apr 1, 2014 11:13 PM

    It’s not like Louisville and Charlie Strong deserve any credit for shutting Miami down, put it all on the young qbs shoulders…

  5. raiderufan says: Apr 2, 2014 7:12 AM

    The worst thing that could have happened to him was when Fisch left and the Canes brought in Coley.

    He has all the arm talent in the world, he’s athletic and he’s a hard worker. Someone that reels him in and beats home the importance of not needing a homerun every play just might get themselves a damn fine player.

  6. rodge1 says: Apr 2, 2014 8:01 AM

    Morris’s offensive coordinator last season sucked and cost him better draft status. Kid can throw a very nice deep ball.

  7. steelerben says: Apr 2, 2014 10:56 AM

    He’s going to be an excellent mid round value pick. If he can grab onto a roster spot and get the coaching he needs, he could turn into something really special. A lower draft stock might actually be a blessing in disguise because he’ll be able to ride the bench without any expectations of being a savior, and very possibly go to a team like Seattle to study under Wilson.

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