Washington Redskins 2012: An Interview with Rookie Running Back Alfred Morris
Morris was drafted in the sixth round by the Redskins and will be competing with Roy Helu, Tim Hightower and Evan Royster for playing time.
Coming out of Floria Atlantic University, Morris is a lesser known college talent, but he's certainly not a lesser talent. For those who have not seen any Florida Atlantic games, take a second to look on YouTube for some of Morris' highlights.
On tape you will notice right away Morris is a tackle-breaking machine who blows through defenders with a powerful shoulder. I described Morris as an angry Maurice Jones-Drew, and he agreed completely.
The mean streak Morris plays with comes from a constant mindset of wanting to punish the defense. Morris described himself as a very calm and peaceful person off the field but a complete terror on the field.
In fact, Morris described his playing style as constant punishment that will intimidate and wear down defenses.
Morris is a good short yardage and blocking back who will be a great complement for the Redskins' backfield.
The big question for Morris will be playing time. The backfield is crowded right now, and one thing Morris alluded to was the possibility of playing some fullback. While not his ideal position, Morris explained that running backs coach Bobby Turner is going to be starting his two best players at fullback and running back.
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