NFL Draft 2016: Antonio Morrison ‘third-round pick, long-time starter’

For many players at the linebacker position, there is probably not one player that has had a tougher road to the 2016 NFL Draft than former Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison. He tore up his knee in college and it nearly ended his career, but it looks like at least on draft analyst is confident in him.

CBS Sports’ Pete Frisco recently released his latest mock draft and then gave some comments on players that could make a big impact in the NFL. He cited Morrison’s knee as a concern for some teams, but still let it be known that he has plenty of confidence in the player.

“When I put on his tape, I was surprised he ran as well as he did. He’s a three-down linebacker on the next level in my book. He did tear up a knee in college, so that’s a concern. But I think he’s a third-round pick who will be a long-time starter.”

During his four years at Florida, Antonio Morrison recorded 287 tackles, 20 for loss, and 4.5 sacks. He isn’t one of the best players available, but he has all the right tools to be a steal later on in the draft.

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