Today we start the first in our 2010 NFL Draft Boom, Bust or Bleh series (h/t to August for the title). A few times a week between now and the draft I will have a profile on a guy that I think the Titans should be targeting in the draft this year. I will include a poll with each prospect that gives you the option to vote on if you think the player will be a boom, bust or bleh, and as always I encourage you to sound off in the comments.
The first in the series is Georgia Tech defensive end
Georgia Tech Derrick Morgan. Here is what Winfield Featherston of From the Rumble Seat had to say about Morgan:
Derrick Morgan will be coming out of Georgia Tech as a 6' 4" 272 lbs defensive end out of Allentown, Pennsylvania. In 2008, Derrick Morgan was the baby lineman. He started in all 13 games and worked alongside NFL draftees Darryl Richard (Patriots), Vance Walker (Falcons), and Michael Johnson (Bengals).
In 2009, the defensive line was anchored around Morgan and depended on him greatly as he was the only returning defensive line starter. Derrick is quick and cunning and is not taken down lightly. Many times throughout the season, opponents were forced to double-team just to give the quarterback some breathing room. Even with this "protection", he did not fail to deliver the goods as he was responsible for 18.5 TFL and 12.5 sacks this season. His accolades include the ACC Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-America.
Derrick's game film will show that he plays hard on every play and eats up 2-3 blockers on every play. Even on plays that he is not double teamed, he gets a pressure, TFL, or a sack. We expect him and Carlos Dunlap to battle it out for the first defensive end pick.
Click through the jump for Morgan's college stats and highlights.
|2009 Regular Season Game Log||Tackles||Misc||Interceptions|
|9/5||Jacksonville State||W 37-17||5||4||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|9/17||@Miami (FL)||L 33-17||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|9/26||North Carolina||W 24-7||3||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|10/3||@Mississippi State||W 42-31||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|10/10||@Florida State||W 49-44||5||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|10/17||Virginia Tech||W 28-23||5||1||4||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|11/7||Wake Forest||W 30-27||6||4||2||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2009 Postseason Game Log||Tackles||Misc||Interceptions|
|FedEx ORANGE BOWL||Iowa||L 24-14||Did Not Play or did not accumulate any stats.|