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2015 NFL Draft: Scouting Mitch Morse, Missouri Offensive lineman

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The athletic lineman could be an option for the Broncos in the mid rounds.

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One prospect who may interest the Denver Broncos in the third or fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft is former Missouri offensive lineman Mitch Morse. He is a 6'5" 305lb offensive tackle who will move inside to be a guard in the NFL. Morse is ranked as the 134th overall prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft according to CBS Sports, and is ranked as the 7th best guard in the draft.

Mitch Morse

Guard, Senior, Missouri

Height: 6'5" Weight: 305lbs 40 time: 5.14 seconds

Arm Length: 32 1/2" Hands: 9 1/4"

Bench Press: 36 reps(Top performer at the NFL CombineVertical Jump: 31.0 inches

Broad Jump: 112.0 inches(Top performer at the NFL Combine) 3 Cone Drill: 7.60 seconds

20 Yard Shuttle: 4.50 seconds(Top performer at the NFL Combine)

Film Room:

Scouting Report:

Strengths:

  • Intelligent offensive lineman
  • Versatile. Capable of playing inside and right tackle
  • Good athlete
  • Capable of getting to the second level
  • Takes good angles
  • Plays with good knee bend
  • Stays engaged to his man
  • Has a well timed/strong punch
  • Is a tough player
  • Good not great footwork

Weaknesses:

  • Struggles with speed rushers
  • Has short arms for a tackle
  • Plays a little top heavy at times
  • Stiff in the hips and legs
  • Not scheme diverse. Probably best suited in a zone blocking scheme

Does Morse fit with the Broncos?

He fits perfectly.

Morse has all the desired traits that you look for in a zone blocking offensive lineman. He has the athleticism, strength, intelligence and foot speed to fit in nicely.

While Morse played tackle in college, he will move inside in the pros. I believe he's a day one starter for a zone-blocking scheme at the left guard position. Some even believe the versatile Morse is best suited at center.

The Broncos have holes at both left guard and center, so a player like Morse could be a priority for the Broncos on day two of the NFL Draft. Morse is expected to go somewhere in the third or fourth rounds of the draft. I believe he would be an excellent value pick for the Broncos in the late third or fourth round.

This pick makes too much sense for the Broncos. He's a perfect fit for Kubiak's offensive system, and he won't cost a high round draft pick. If the Broncos decide to pass on Ali Marpet in early part of day two, I believe they will target him in latter part of day two of the NFL Draft.