WR Drew Morgan hoping to be next long-shot to make Dolphins’ roster – Miami Dolphins News

WR Drew Morgan hoping to be next long-shot to make Dolphins’ roster – Miami Dolphins News

Almost every year the Miami Dolphins seem to have a fascinating, underdog player who manages to turn heads for one reason or another. In recent years it’s been wide receivers such as Jakeem Grant, Legedu Naanee and Chris Hogan.

This year’s version is a slot receiver and punt returner nicknamed “Juice.”

Drew Morgan, a 6-foot, 190-pound undrafted rookie from Arkansas had 65 receptions for 739 yards and three touchdowns for the Razorbacks last season. And he has no fear of going over the middle to make a catch.

“I’m a little guy out there, a buck 85, a buck 90,” he said recently. “But going across the middle is something that I love to do because a lot of people don’t want to do it.

“It shows that I care about the ball; it’s your baby, take care of it.”

The personable Morgan is a long-shot to make the Dolphins’ 53-man roster.

But he seemed to catch every ball thrown his way during organized team activities and minicamp.

“Nobody even probably knew who he really was coming in here,” coach Adam Gase said, “and he’s put himself on the map and competed.”

He’s also has developed a social media presence thanks to reporters relating the tales of his sure-handed receptions on Twitter.

And it isn’t just media complimenting Morgan. Even veteran quarterback Matt Moore had something good things to say.

“Drew, he’s your typical inside guy,” Moore said. “I think he’s got a lot to learn, but I think he understands leverage, which I…

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