2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Wanya Morris





  • Wanya Morris, 6-5/307

  • Offensive Tackle

  • Oklahoma


  • Wanya Morris Scouting Report
    By Charlie Campbell

    Strengths:
  • Quality skill set
  • Good combination height, length, weight
  • Athletic
  • Quick
  • Quality feet
  • Gets depth in his drop
  • Bends at the knee
  • Doesn’t have to reach for rushers
  • Can get to the second level
  • Lots of experience against top competition




  • Weaknesses:
  • Not physical
  • Needs to get stronger
  • Not a bull dozer in the ground game
  • Struggles to knock defenders off the ball
  • Lacks heavy hands
  • Does not have a mean streak, tenacity
  • Finesse blocker


  • Summary: Morris was a multi-year starter at Tennessee before transferring to Oklahoma for his senior year. With the Sooners, Morris had his best season and formed a nice tackle tandem with Anton Harrison.

    Morris is a quality pass blocker who has smooth feet that allow him to get depth in his drop and neutralize speed rushers. He should be a good right tackle to take on the speedier edge rushers because he is quick out of stance and gets back easily to cut off the corner and prevent rushers from running the loop around the edge. With his quik feet and an ability to bend at the knee, Morris doesn’t have to reach after defenders and is not a waist bender. Morris uses his length well to tie up rushers and is capable of sustaining his blocks. For the NFL, Morris could be a very valuable to protect his quarterback on the edge.



    As a run blocker, Morris is not a force in the ground game. He lacks the strength or physicality to blast defenders off the ball and push them out of their gaps. That being said, he does have some ability to tie them up, twist, turn, and occupy defensive linemen to keep them from getting to the ball-carrier. Morris has some quickness to the second level and ability to pull. Right now, he would be better off in a zone-blocking system that utilizes his athleticism due to not packing a serious punch at the point of attack.

    Like Harrison, Morris is too much of a finesse blocker. He has to get more nasty and show something of a mean streak. Adding more strength would help him to do that.

    Morris has the potential to end up as a second-day pick in the 2023 NFL Draft based on his skill set.



    Player Comparison: Andrew Wylie. Morris reminds me of Wylie playing right tackle for the Chiefs in 2022. In the NFL, Morris could be a decent, but not special, starter similar to Wylie.





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