February 21, 2016 - Greg Gabriel
Breaking Down LB Antonio Morrison and QB Jeff Driskel
Antonio Morrison – LB – Florida Size – 6006 – 228 – 4.65 (All Estimated) Strong Points – Very athletic, can run and change direction. Makes a lot of plays. Good tackler, hits and wraps. Gets depth with pass drops. Shows he can play man or zone. Reacts well to the ball in the air. Does a good job with blitzes. Has range and is a very good pursuit player. Weak Points – Small for an inside linebacker and not much growth potential. Many of plays made are downfield and not at line of scrimmage. Not a stout point of attack player. Has to see then react, does not anticipate. Gets fooled by misdirection. Has had at least two knee injuries and wore a brace in 2015. Summation – Reminds me a bit of former gator Jon Bostic but not quite the hitter as Bostic. Similar instincts. Morrison is an active run and hit linebacker who is best as a chase player. Can get over powered at the point of attack. Good in coverage, has ball skills and excellent range. Can be effective when used to blitz or rush the passer. His best fit is as a Will in a 4-3. Needs to get bigger and stronger to play in a 3-4. I see him more as a backup/special teams player at this time. Jeff Driskel – QB – Louisiana Tech Size – 6036 – 230 – 4.82 (All Estimates) Strong Points – Had a productive final year at Louisiana Tech. Has good size with good arm strength. Fairly good accuracy. Throws a very catchable ball. Flashes deep ball accuracy. Will make some nice throws in the course of a game. Weak Points – Couldn’t hold on to starting job while at Florida. Plays in basically a half field read offense. Delivery is a bit elongated. Inconsistent ball placement. Just an adequate athlete. Can get flatfooted in the pocket. Inconsistent ability to extend plays with his feet. Just an average runner. Summation – Fifth year senior and a senior transfer from Florida. Has the size and an adequate arm but he does not “fire” the ball. Plays in mostly a half field read offense and seldom looks to both sides of the field. Flashes deep accuracy and will make some nice throws but not consistent with it. A late pick at best who will need time to develop but doubt he is any better than a three.