NFL Draft: 3 late round QBs to target for Texans
James Morgan, Florida International
James Morgan played at a small school at Florida International, but the 6’4, 229-pound quarterback with 33 3/8 inch arms and 9 3/4 inch hands could surprise some if given the proper time to develop as a NFL quarterback. Morgan also ran a 4.89 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine in February, but again there is a lot of work ahead for the 2020 NFL Draft prospect.
Most likely Morgan wouldn’t compete for a backup role this season with the Houston Texans or any team in the league, but what he could do is be a player who is in need of a lot of “fine-tuning,” according to the standards of the NFL, and learn from pros like Deshaun Watson and A.J. McCarron this season as a member of the practice squad.
Who knows, some players develop really fast if given the correct coaching, and Bill O’Brien is supposed to be a coach who can develop quarterbacks, so this is a chance at a project player who he could build from the ground up so to speak.
Morgan’s final two seasons at the collegiate level showed he’s able to put up some nice numbers as his senior season saw him complete 58 percent of his passes (207-357) for 2,560 yards with 14 touchdowns and five interceptions. As a junior, he completed 65 percent of his passes (213-326) for 2,727 yards with 26 touchdown passes and seven interceptions.
Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle wrote in a recent article that Morgan “Morgan has drawn comparisons from scouts to NFL quarterbacks Kirk Cousins and Joe Flacco,” as he also started the Texans met with Morgan at the East West Shrine Game.
Just keep an eye on Morgan on Day 3 of the 2020 NFL Draft because the Houston Texans know who he is, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Texans take a quarterback on the final day of the three-day draft event.