Morgan Trent Scouting Report

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Morgan Trent Scouting Report

Position: CB
Conference: Big10
School: Michigan Wolverines
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #14
Height & Weight: 6'1 - 188 lbs.
Drafted 6.6 in 2009 by CIN

2009 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.53
Bench press23
Vertical jump38.0
Broad jump10'7
20-yard shuttle4.01
60-yard shuttle11.07

2009 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Morgan Trent, CB, Michigan

Morgan Trent is often overlooked in the Big Ten, with fellow corners Vontae Davis and Malcolm Jenkins getting all the hype. The Michigan senior had a very productive career, and continued to show improvement every week. Trent has good size for the position, standing 6'1", but only weighs 188 pounds. Trent will need to add a little bulk so he isn't manhandled by bigger NFL receivers. In 48 career games he has registered 149 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 7 interceptions, and 12 passes broken up in coverage. He has excellent instincts, and makes good breaks on the ball when it's in the air. Trent's major weakness at this point is playing bump and run coverage. He doesn't always get a good jam on his receiver at the line of scrimmage, which allows receivers to get between him and the safety for big gains. Trent has good speed, but lacks that extra gear that the elite corner back prospects tend to have. He has excellent hands and doesn't drop interceptions when he has the chance to make them. Despite being a little thin for the position, Trent is a good open field tackler. His best fit in the NFL may be as a cover 2 corner. His instincts and run support skills would make up for his lack of top end speed in a system that plays more zone, and has safety help over the top. Trent had a solid year in 2008 and looks like a fourth round prospect. The only thing that could hurt his stock is the deep selection of corners that will be available in the first four rounds. If Trent has a good off season, he could leapfrog several of his competitors and land in the third round. If he doesn't do anything to distinguish himself, he could easily have to wait until the fifth round. Morgan Trent participated in the East-West Shrine game in January. During the week of practice Trent showed better than expected recovery speed (which could help his draft stock). During the game, Trent had a tackle and intercepted a pass that he returned for 27 yards. Trent was also a late add to the Senior Bowl later that month. He didn't play in the game, but did show off his play making skills with several interceptions during practice. Morgan Trent had a solid NFL Combine and could see his name called by the end of round four. He ran a 4.53 second 40 yard dash, which isn't bad because he's one of the bigger corner prospects. He also added 23 reps on the bench press and a 38 inch vertical leap.

Last Updated Mar-20-2009 by Randall Weida

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