Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Nyles Morgan

Inside LineBacker
School: Notre Dame | Conference: Ind
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0.5 / 235 | 40: 4.78 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.16
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Two-year starter who made 92 tackles (seven for loss) with 1.5 sacks and one forced fumble in 2017. Led Notre Dame with 90 tackles (six for loss) and added four sacks as a junior. Posted 17 tackles as a reserve in 2015. Started four games as a true freshman and recorded 47 tackles (3.5 for loss) with 0.5 sacks.
Pos: 
Explosive linebacker with an underrated game. Forceful on the blitz, fires up the field to fill gaps in run defense and sells out to make plays. Fluidly changes direction, quick in all his actions and plays faster than his 40 time. Displays lateral speed in pursuit of the action and works to make plays. Breaks down well and holds his ground against blocks, even against larger linemen.
Neg: 
Inefficient and takes unnecessary steps to get to the action. Lack of height will create mismatch problems in coverage. Does not always finish tackles.
Analysis: 
Morgan is a hard-nosed linebacker who shows the ability to make plays up the field and laterally and comes with a special-teams mentality. He’s a versatile defender with the potential to back up in a variety of defensive schemes.