Steelers sign former UW OT

Morgan Davis, a former University of Wisconsin offensive tackle, signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

Davis started all 13 games at left tackle as a junior in 2003 and started nine games at right tackle as a senior last fall, when he split time with Mike Lorenz. He also played in 12 games as a sophomore, as a reserve offensive lineman and special teams player.

Morgan Davis School: Wisconsin
Ht: 6-6 Wt: 320 40: 5.41 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Starting tackle the past two seasons. Began his career as a reserve while also playing special teams.

Positives: Patient, finesse blocker who flashes power. Quick into run blocks, fights hard and seals defenders from the action. Stays square, does not overextend and blocks with leverage. Intelligent, immediately picks up assignments and keeps his feet moving throughout the action. Strong at the point, controls opponents once engaged in the block and easily rides them from their angle of attack.

Negatives: Lacks footwork and range sliding off the edge and not effective in motion. Bends at the waist and must make better use of blocking angles. Stands to improve the strength of his base.

Analysis: A hard-working lineman with size and growth potential, Davis is best in a small area on the strong side. A marginal athlete, he will be effective at the next level in a blocking scheme that reduces his area responsibilities and confines him to closed quarters.

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