Morris and Miami's stern test
September, 6, 2013
By Kevin Weidl | ESPN Insider
At noon ET on Saturday, all eyes will be on Miami QB Stephen Morris as he matches up against a Florida defense that is loaded with future NFL talent. Morris, a 6-foot-2, 218-pound senior, was one of the bigger surprises during our preseason evaluation process. He has a live arm and is one of the more natural throwers in the class. He has a quick trigger and the ball consistently jumps off his hand with plenty of RPMs. Morris displays the ability to push the ball vertically with proper projection and above-average accuracy. He also shows strong pocket awareness. While he isn’t Michael Vick in terms of running, Morris has the mobility to escape pressure and flashes the ability to move the chains with his feet.
Morris does have areas where he can he can improve. He must become a better decision-maker and show more sense of ball security when facing pressure or when he attempts to improvise. Morris will trust his arm too much at times and try to squeeze the ball into coverage. In addition, Morris must learn to get rid of the ball or throw it away when attempting to extend plays. This has led to some issues with strip sacks in the past.