For those with ESPN Insider access, Louis Riddick has an interesting post on his six best matches between draft pick and team that should allow the player to succeed early in his NFL career.
The Chiefs' selection of Morse wasn't particularly popular among their fans, many of them thinking that he would have been available later in the draft. For what it's worth, the Chiefs didn't think so. They believe Morse was an incredible bargain in that he was available in the middle of the second round.
Riddick, the pro personnel director for the Philadelphia Eagles during some of the years they were coached by Andy Reid, agrees.
"Morse may not be well-known to the mainstream football fan, but within NFL circles, this was a player who had a character profile and skill set that was highly coveted on Day 2 of the draft," Riddick wrote. "Morse is of the highest quality from a work ethic standpoint, he is extremely football smart and he is a five-position player along the offensive line with what I see as Pro Bowl potential as a center."
That's high praise. Morse is one of two second-round picks on Riddick's list, the others being first-rounders. He might be the starting center for the Chiefs this year but could wind up at guard instead.
"I love this pick for the Chiefs in every respect, and barring anything unforeseen, I just do not see how Morse doesn't turn out to be anything but a huge success for them early on," Riddick wrote.