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.