BIO: Started eight of 12 games as a senior totaling 46/799/5 and averaging 22.4 yards on 18 kick returns. Started two games the prior season and posted 24/327/0 after suffering assorted wrist, knee and ankle injuries. Led the team with 502 receiving yards as a sophomore when he averaged 22.7 yards on 18 receptions.
POSITIVES: Big, explosive athlete that's consistently fallen short of expectations. Strong, makes acrobatic catches in traffic or out-muscles opponents for the ball. Plays much faster than his 40 time and has the ability to beat defenders down the field. Tracks the long pass and easily makes the reception running full speed. Displays timing, anticipation as well as body control. Strong running after the catch, keeps the play in bounds and tough to bring down. Effective blocking for the running game.
NEGATIVES: Lacks instincts, does a lot of standing around and not always on the same page as his quarterback. Sluggish getting off the line of scrimmage and drops some rather catchable throws. Had a poor week of practice at the Senior Bowl characterized by running the wrong routes and not listening to techniques taught by coaches.
ANALYSIS: Physically gifted, Morant ranks with any of the top five receivers in this draft in the category of athletic ability. Unfortunately the mental aspects of his game pale in comparison. Never fully pulled it together on the football field, nor has he been able to stay healthy for an entire season but natural skills alone make him worth a middle-round selection.