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ILB, Morris Wooten, Arizona St.

ILB, Morris Wooten, Arizona St.

At A Glance
Position 1:  Inside Linebacker Height: 6-0
Position 2:  Weight:  231
Class:    Senior Age:  
Projected Round:  CFA  40time:  5.00
Combine/Proday Results
Bench Reps:  15 Vertical:  X
20yd Split:  2.84 Broad Jump:  9'9"
10yd Split:  1.62 20yd Shuttle:  X
3 Cone Drill:  X  

Pros:  Prototype build for the "Mike" position. ... Strong upper and lower body. ... Flashes explosiveness in his upper body when taking on blockers.

Cons:  Lacks sideline-to-sideline speed. ... Gets low and drops his head to aggressively take on blocks, but loses sight of the ball. ... Overaggressive

Styg's Broncos Fit:   Wooten is a capable inside defender with good build and size.  He is a very aggressive player, leaving cut-back lanes open and preferring the hit over the solid wrap-up tackle.  Enjoys getting into blocks and discards them violently, and is tenacious in pressuring the pocket.  His pass-rushing skills earned him extra reps in nickle passing downs, where he moved to DE in order to pressure the backfield.  Questionable coverage skills, but has decent feet.  Denver could look at him late for last chance potential at backup ILB.

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  • "If there is anybody that has jumped out at you in the last month or so, it's been him," coach Dennis Erickson said. "He's made a lot of plays. He's physical. Fortunately for us, he was able to step in after Gerald left, and we didn't miss a beat. We were lucky."

    A 6-foot-1, 240-pounder with a reputation as a run stopper, Wooten came to ASU from Glendale Community College, hoping to travel the same path as ex-GCC and ASU middle linebacker Dale Robinson, the Pac-10's defensive player of the year in 2005.

    Wooten started eight games last year, but his playing time was limited after he suffered a thumb injury. Then came the rules violation.  [see more...]
  • “Tons of energy, tons of energy,” safety Josh Barrett said. “Morris is a guy you can count on to do what it takes to get things done. He personifies a middle linebacker perfectly. The fans are going to have a lot of fun watching him while he’s here.”

    Wooten is often compared to Dale Robinson, a former ASU middle linebacker who was the Pac-10’s co-defensive player of the year in 2005.

    The two have a similar physical build and playing style, and both have taken the same career route. Before arriving at ASU, where he was nicknamed “Manimal,” Robinson starred at GCC.  [see more...]
  • Not only did Morris Wooten check in at under 6’ 0" tall (officially 5’11”), he ran a horrendous 5.00 in the forty and only did 15 reps on the bench. A bad, bad day for a prospect who may now find himself undrafted.  [see more...]