Sep 21, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans linebacker Morgan Breslin (91) against the Utah State Aggies at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. USC defeated Utah State 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Morgan Breslin NFL Draft Preview 2014: Projections, Draft Stock and More


Morgan Breslin

Senior | Outside Linebacker | 6’2, 250

Career Stats: 18 starts, 77 tackles, 27.5 tackles for loss, 17.5 sacks

College Production:

Morgan Breslin transferred to USC in 2012 and quickly emerged as one of the nation’s top pass rushers. He was fifth nationally and second in the Pac-12 in sacks. For his efforts he was honored as an SI.com and Pro Football Weekly All-American honorable mention. He was named to CBSports.com’s All-Pac-12 first team, the All-Pac-12 second team and Phil Steele’s All-Pac-12 second team.

Unfortunately for Breslin and the Trojans, his senior season was cut short by injuries. A nagging ankle injury held him out of fall camp and the season opener, while a shoulder injury limited him in the early part of the season and a hip injury finally ended his year for good.

Pro Prospects:

“I can tell you this: Morgan has an uncanny ability to rush the passer. Great motor. Great tenacity. And he understands leverage and the angles of the blocker better than anybody I’ve ever coached.” – Ed Orgeron
(via Fox Sports

Breslin was considered one of the biggest combine snubs of the year, given his exceptional production in college. He proved his versatility shifting from defensive end to outside linebacker and showcases the explosion necessary to be an effective pass rusher.

However, scouts are concerned about the impact his injuries might have on him going forward and there are questions about his size and strength against opponents in the pro ranks.

Stock Report:

CBS Sports and NFLdraftscout.com project Breslin to be taken in the seventh round or end up as an undrafted free agent.

Due to his low draft position, Breslin could literally end up anywhere. Visits to work out for the Oakland Raiders, San Fransisco 49ers, San Diego Chargers, and Seattle Seahawks could provide a hint that there’s a good chance he will remain on the West Coast.

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  • RF Lee

    Breslin will be a “diamond-in-the-rough” catch for any team he ends up on. Watching him for 2 years, Breslin’s motor is always going, a fighter in the trenches. He was a BEAST his first year with 13+ sacks. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Breslin play whenever the D was on the field.

    I think the nfl scouts are underestimating his abilities due to injuries, but at 100%, I think he can match up as an OLB, or come very close. Only time will tell.

    OOooo, BTW, remember another OLB about the same size named Cushing? Hmmmmm, similar?