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2005 NFL Draft Draft Tracker Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Players Positions Schools Conferences NFL Teams

Kirk Morrison - ILB

 Kirk Morrison Grade: 3.53
 Position: ILB
 Class: Sr
 School: San Diego St.
 Conference: MWC
 Ht., Wt.: 6-1, 235
 40 Time: 4.75
  Selected by: Oakland Raiders
  Round 3, pick 14 (78 overall)

BIO: Four-year starter and MWC Defensive Player of the Year in .04 after posting 115 tackles, with nine additional tackles for loss and one interception. Similar totals as a junior when he was a first team All-Conference choice.

POSITIVES: Forceful run-defending linebacker explosive up the field. Diagnoses the play, displays good first step quickness and a tenacious linebacker who goes hard after the ballcarrier. Physical, lays it on the line and always throws a pad into the play. Fills the right gaps in run defense, uses his hands to stay off blocks and redirects well to the ballcarrier. Disciplined in pass coverage and gets depth moving in reverse. Stood out at the Senior Bowl in pass coverage or when placed on the outside.

NEGATIVES: Easily knocked off balance or slowed by blocks. Does not always take the best angles to the action or play under control.

ANALYSIS: A hard-working prospect and punishing linebacker, Morrison is a solid linebacker who proved himself as more than a two-down defender in the Senior Bowl. Lacks the great size, but his intensity and what seems to be the ability to be used at several linebacker positions has Morrison moving up draft boards.

PROJECTION: Late Third Round

Photo: Mountain West

2004 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average per Rush Touchdowns
5 2 2.5 0

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