By Rob Staton
It's being reported by Draft Insider that the Seahawks ran Derrick Morgan's work out at the Georgia Tech pro-day today. This isn't a surprise considering Morgan is best suited to a 4-3 defensive scheme and it's a great area of need in Seattle. For me, he's the most complete defensive end in the 2010 draft class and someone the Seahawks will absolutely have to consider in the first round. The fact they were directly responsible for the drills today at least shows an interest in getting to know Morgan a little better. If he's around when the Seahawks are on the board at #14, it'll be difficult to pass. Here's what I wrote about Morgan when I scouted him during the 2009 season:
"He was consistently making plays in the backfield despite battling strict double teams throughout. Morgan didn't record a sack, but then Clemson didn't throw all that often. He did press the QB when he needed to, again showing that relentless style and always playing to the whistle. On one play he moved inside, explodes past the first blocker (left guard) escapes the left tackle in support and gets to the QB 12 yards behind the line of scrimmage.
"He flashed quickness off the snap instantly putting blockers on the back foot and getting into the backfield. Morgan has the prototype size for a 4-3 defensive end and the size/speed combo which will make him a threat at the next level."
To watch the NFL Network's highlights of the Georgia Tech pro-day, click here. You can see Seahawks defensive line coach Dan Quinn working Morgan out in the footage.