Seattle Seahawks Mock Draft Tuesday 5.0
Round 6: Seahawks select James Morgan, QB FIU
Yeah, I’m the guy who wants the Seahawks to add a quarterback every year and in this mock draft, I was left with a few options before ultimately landing on James Morgan. Morgan checks a lot of boxes I look for in QBs. He has a strong arm. He is tough. He doesn’t take negative plays. And he is better than his raw statistics tell you.
Playing at Florida International didn’t leave Morgan with a lot of NFL talent at WR. As a result, his numbers took a hit thanks to a metric ton of dropped passes. Morgan also played most of the 2019 season with a knee injury, limiting his play even more so.
But when you look at the raw tools, the 6’4″, 230 lbs Morgan has a lot going for him. The biggest raw tool is his incredible arm. There aren’t man windows too small for Morgan to get a football through. He can put serious heat on the ball and is able to throw from multiple arm angles without losing much zip.
He also earns high marks for playing through injuries and is enough of a threat with his legs to keep defenses honest. Unfortunately, like many flamethrowing QB’s, there are a lot of things Morgan has working against him.
Morgan has to learn how to throw a changeup. With such a strong arm, Morgan likes to show it off. But high velocity isn’t always the answer and occasionally the changeup is the way to go. No quarterback is better at this than Russell Wilson.
Morgan also has inconsistent footwork which can throw off his rhythm and mechanics and lead to errant throws. He also teleports passes with his eyes, which leads to dangerous throws being attempted.
Morgan is, in essence, a flamethrowing youngster who needs to learn some control before he kills somebody or his NFL career. Thankfully, the Seahawks have no desire to see Morgan play anytime in the next 3-years, giving him ample time to learn and improve. With some better coaching and no pressure to perform right away, Morgan is the type of arm that you can’t simply ignore.
That wraps up our 5th edition of our Seahawks Mock Draft, this one a Tuesday edition. I hope you enjoyed. Free agency begins in just over a week (hopefully) and the Seahawks figure to be big players early this year, a change from years past. What happens in free agency will clearly impact the draft, so stay tuned for more updates.