Vikings trade up in 6th round, select TE Morgan out of Texas-San Antonio

The Minnesota Vikings selected tight end David Morgan out of Texas-San Antonio in the sixth round of the NFL Draft.

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The Minnesota Vikings moved up eight slots in the sixth round of the NFL Draft and selected tight end David Morgan out of Texas-San Antonio.

He is the first play from UTSA to be drafted.

The Vikings sent picks No. 196 (6th round) and No. 240 (7th round) for the 188th pick.

Here is Morgan’s pre-draft bio:

Morgan could become the first player from the fledgling Texas-San Antonio program to get drafted after finishing 12th in the nation among tight ends with 566 receiving yards this past season to also rank second in Conference USA. He more than doubled his reception total as a senior with 45 to rank ninth nationally and hauled in five TD catches. His yardage and reception totals led the Roadrunners as Morgan earned Conference USA second-team honors. He caught 13 passes as a freshman in 2011 before sitting out the next season due to a leg injury that also limited him to seven receptions when he returned in 2013. Morgan caught 20 passes for 255 yards as a junior in 2014 despite seeing action in nine of 12 games due to another injury. A knee injury kept him out of the East-West Shrine Game, so there were plenty of eyes on him when he got to the NFL combine. Morgan didn’t let anyone down as he finished with 29 reps on the bench press to top all tight ends, finished first with a 4.19-second 20-yard shuttle run, ran a 6.93-second 3-cone drill to place third and was fifth with a time of 11.60 seconds in the 60-yard shuttle run. One red flag is his lack of discipline, with four false start penalties and two for holding this past season. His 5.02-second 40-yard time also wasn’t too impressive. He projects as a late-round pick or more likely a free agent.