DaJuan Morgan Scouting Report
|School:||North Carolina State Wolfpack|
|Height & Weight:||6'0 - 205 lbs.|
2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
DaJuan Morgan, FS, North Carolina State
Behind Kenny Phillips of Miami, DaJuan Morgan will be the best safety on most draft boards. During his junior (and final) season at North Carolina State, Morgan led the team with 97 tackles, three interceptions and six pass break-ups. He is a great athlete and has plenty of speed and decent enough hands to compliment his above average coverage ability. He can do just about everything from the free safety position, but for now his value on special teams might be his greatest asset. Morgan is still learning the position after starting just one year for the Wolfpack. His experience at wide receiver is not a bad thing, but he did just move to safety in 2005 and has plenty left to learn about the position. He tends to project better than he plays, but most of that can be blamed on inexperience. Once he learns the position a little more, his production should start living up to his Combine numbers. The All-ACC Second-Team selection plays with emotion and that has led to some problems in the past with his consistency. If he can play with a level head and spend a year or two fine tuning his technique, Morgan has the athletic tools to be the best safety of this class. Morgan could slide into the second round if somebody falls in love with his athleticism and potential. At the very least they would be getting a great special teams player and a serviceable safety. And it is very feasible that they could get a whole lot more than that from Morgan. 4/11 Update: DaJuan Morgan continues to climb up most draft boards. On some boards he might even be a little bit ahead of Miami safety Kenny Phillips, but that might be stretching it a bit. Either way, Morgan is looking like a first day selection. The New York Giants are in dire need of a young safety and if Morgan makes it until the last pick in the second round, the Super Bowl Champions should be happy to have him.
Last Updated Apr-11-2008 by Joel Welser
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