To play linebacker you have to have heart. That is something you must have to play the position. Grant Morgan is not the biggest linebacker in college football but the kid has one of the biggest hearts. The Arkansas linebacker is a big time playmaker.
Grant Morgan is the younger brother of WR Drew Morgan who also played at Arkansas. He was the 22nd best player in the state of Arkansas out of high school and the Razorbacks did everything they could to land him. He was brought to Arkansas and redshirted his first year on the team.
Morgan would end up playing in all 12 games as a redshirt freshman. He recorded 38 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and 1 sacks in his first year on the Razorbacks. He would add another 24 tackles as a redshirt Sophomore.
Last year, Morgan played on 388 snaps, where almost half of them were on Special Teams. The wild thing is Grant did not take a play off. He wound up making 39 tackles with 3 for a loss including 1 quarterback sack. Why am I talking about Grant Morgan? You may have looked at those stats and not been too impressed, but it is how you grow as a player that is impressive.
Well in his first two games of his redshirt senior season, Morgan is tearing it up. He has 28 tackles already in just two games. I watched his game last week in Arkansas’ upset win over Mississippi State and Morgan was everywhere. Morgan finished the game with 15 tackles. He has really been a bright spot on the Arkansas defense.
NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes:
Grant Morgan will have an uphill battle because he is only 5’11, but let me tell you something, you can go back and watch the Mississippi State game and you will see a player whose motor never stops. Tyler Matakevich comes to mind when I watch Morgan. Matakevich has become a stud on special teams, and I feel Morgan can play at a high level for a team for years to come. He may end up being a priority free agent, but Morgan has the heart and the will to do whatever is asked of him. – Damond Talbot, NFL Draft Diamonds Owner