A skilled receiver without the consistent production, the 6-foot, 202-pound Stanley Morgan had a good final three years at Nebraska where he played receiver and was a big part of their kick and punt return units. He finished his Cornhusker tenure with 189 receptions for 2,751 yards and 22 touchdowns.
At the combine, Morgan tested above average. He recorded a 4.53 second 40-yard-dash, 38.5-inch vertical, 125-inch broad jump, and 6.78-second three-cone-drill. But he’s not a combine warrior. He’s a solid route-runner out of the slot and a deep-threat, which makes him an ideal ‘big’ slot receiver.
Christian Kirk may be the Cardinals future at the slot, but behind him, there isn’t much, Morgan can fix that. He has reliable, yet unremarkable hands, isn’t afraid to attack the middle of the field, and is versatile. The wide receiver should do well as a run-blocking in the league due to his tenacity, and could also be a YAC menace as he possesses good wiggle and creativity.
Morgan doesn’t have that spark that coaches and scouts look for, but his ability to catch the football and special teams experience will help his case for a later round selection. The Cardinals need depth at the position and should consider selecting a pass catcher in this area.
Shareef Miller showed signs of potential at Penn State with his athletic ability to become a 3-4 outside linebacker or 4-3 defensive end in the league. Measuring in at 6-foo-4 and 254-pounds, he has a good frame. He also tested well at the combine with a 4.69 second 40-yard-dash, 29.5-inch vertical, and 4.45 second 20-yard-shuttle.
But, for as good as Miller is athletically, he’s going to need some time to be effective in the NFL. Although he can use his size and speed on passing downs, his pass-rushing technique is raw, and so is his block-shedding, which shows against the run.
However, Shareef Miller is one of the most physically gifted edge-rushers in this class. He just should’ve considered returning for his senior year to develop his skills. But the Cardinals aren’t in a rush to add edge-rushers. Miller can sit and wait while guys like Chandler Jones, Terrell Suggs, Brooks Reed, and in this hypothetical world, Nick Bosa get after quarterbacks.