New York Jets select former Ashwaubenon HS QB James Morgan in NFL Draft


The second former Wisconsin high school football player is off the board.

Zack Baun, a former Wisconsin Badger, went to the New Orleans Saints at #74 overall. Picking at #125 overall, in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Jets selected former Ashwaubenon High School and Bowling Green/FIU quarterback James Morgan.

Morgan was the fourth-highest rated player in Wisconsin for the Class of 2015 according to WisSports.net.

Here's what NFL.com has to say:

It's easy to tell that the Green Bay native favors quarterbacks like Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers when you watch his tape. Unfortunately, while he has similar zip to the Packer legends, he's nowhere near as accurate and lacks any semblance of touch. Morgan is very capable of making impressive throws to all areas of the field, but his violent release and inconsistent footwork hinder functional ball placement and accuracy. His lack of pocket mobility and instincts make him too easy for defensive coordinators to assault with a variety of blitz packages. However, some teams view Morgan as the only true developmental quarterback talent in this draft, and that could make him a middle-round pick.

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