Mitch Morse NFL Draft 2015: Scouting Report, Grade for Chiefs' Rookie

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STRENGTHS

An impressive run-blocker who has a high football IQ and a great motor, Mitch Morse is flying under the radar as a prospect. He's tough and will fight for position without giving up ground. In the trenches he's impressive with instincts and leverage, and he understands angles to get the hook on defenders. He has the light feet to entertain a move inside to guard, especially in a zone-blocking scheme. He shows the explosiveness to get to the second level and can roll his hips and get through defenders in the run game. 

WEAKNESSES

Morse is short-armed and doesn't have much snap to his lower body when asked to move off the snap. He's an average athlete and doesn't have the strength to hold up well against power on the edge and may be best moved inside to guard. Without length or big hands, Morse struggles to maintain blocks and needs technique work while getting stronger in his base. He'll get beat up on the outside because he doesn't have the length to punch and redirect pass-rushers with some speed.

PRO COMPARISON: Kelvin Beachum, Pittsburgh Steelers

A smaller, short-armed prospect with impressive film, Mitch Morse could become a better pro than college player—much like Kelvin Beachum. 

COMBINE STATISTICS

40: 5.14 seconds
Bench Press: 36 reps

FINAL GRADE: 5.30/9.00 (Quality Backup)

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