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Morgan records a top-10 vertical leap among receivers and runs 4.53 in 40 at NFL Combine

March 4, 2019
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Former Nebraska receiver Stanley Morgan prides himself on competing with a “savage mentality.”

He took that mentality to the NFL Combine on Saturday in Indianapolis.

His 38.5-inch vertical leap tied for seventh among all receivers at the annual testing ground for NFL prospects.

After measuring 6-foot and 202 pounds, Morgan ran 40-yard dash times of 4.53 seconds and :04.58, which didn’t rank among the top 15 wideouts in Indy but were fast enough to maintain his stock as a potential pick in the NFL Draft on April 25-27.

He put up 14 reps of 225 pounds in the bench-press part of the testing.

He was the only former Husker invited to this year’s combine.

A native of New Orleans, Morgan ended his Nebraska career as the program’s all-time leader in receptions (189) and receiving yards (2,747). In 2018, he became the first 1,000-yard receiver in program history. He was one of only 28 FBS players — and just three in the Big Ten — to have 1,000 receiving yards during the regular season.

Other former Huskers will take part in Nebraska’s Pro Day on March 7.

The fastest wideouts at the combine were Parris Campbell of Ohio State and Andy Isabella of UMass, who both ran the 40 in 4.31 seconds; Mecole Hardman of Georgia and D.K. Metcalf of Ole Miss, who both ran :04.33; and Terry McLaurin of Ohio State at :04.35.