Five Things to Know About C Mitch Morse

Getting to know the Chiefs’ 2015 second-round draft selection

*Possibly the best quality in Mitch Morse is his versatility. *

In the matter of his four seasons at local Missouri, Morse played a variety of roles for the Tigers over the course of his career.

In 2011, he played in all 13 games, primarily on the placekicking protection unit. In 2012, he became a starter at center, but then moved out to right tackle as injuries struck the team. In 2013, he continued at right tackle, starting all 14 games at that position. Then, in 2014, with Justin Britt departed to the NFL, he switched to left tackle in 2014.

Over the course of four years, Morse played in a variety of roles, and he performed well in each of them.

Morse won second-team All-SEC honors in 2014.

As noted earlier, Morse switched to the left side of the offensive line after spending most of his Missouri career on the right side.

That didn't stop him from earning second-team All-SEC honors, as freshman quarterback Maty Mauk threw for more than 2,500 yards and 25 touchdowns. Missouri went 11-3 and won the Citrus Bowl, 33-17, against the University of Minnesota.

Morse had the second most reps on the bench press at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Only Ereck Flowers, who went in the first round of the draft to the New York Giants, had more reps than Morse at this year's NFL Scouting Combine.

Flowers had 37 reps and Morse came in second with 36.

Because of his short arms, Morse recently revealed that NFL teams he visited with have nicknamed him "T-REX."

David Morrison of the Columbia Daily Tribune recently asked Morse where most teams are projecting him on the offensive line.

*"Some teams will work me out exclusively at guard," Morse said. "A lot of hybrid. A lot of guard, center and not so many at tackle. *

"I had no idea I had short arms until I got to the combine. I'm like being pounded. Everyone's calling me a T-Rex. It helped me out in the bench, that was about it."

T-Rex.

Morse is the seventh Kansas City Chief drafted from the University of Missouri since 1967.

Here is the historical list of players drafted from the University of Missouri:

Year

Pick

Player

Pos

1976

79

Henry Marshall

WR

1978

104

Pete Woods

QB

1979

112

Earl Gant

RB

1998

224

Ernest Blackwell

RB

2008

105

Will Franklin

WR

2009

139

Colin Brown

OL

2015

49

Mitch Morse

OL

Morse, who becomes the earliest Missouri Tiger the Chiefs have ever drafted, joins quarterback Chase Daniel and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin to make three total players from the school on the active roster.

With the 49th overall pick in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft the Chiefs select C Mitch Morse

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