Benjamin Morrison
Benjamin Morrison  CB  Notre Dame | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Benjamin Morrison
Height
6-0
Weight
185
College
Notre Dame
Position
CB
Class
Sophomore
Home town
Phoenix, AZ
89.0/100
Player Rating
3
PositionRank (DB)
4.39
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
3
Interception YDS
14
Passes Defensed
10
Tackles
31
Sol tackles
25

Benjamin Morrison CB Notre Dame | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Benjamin Morrison CB Notre Dame
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Outside Man/Press CB
Last Updated: 05/31/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.39 seconds (86%*)
Age: 20.3 DOB: 03/11/2004
Measurables:
Height: 6-0 (63%*) Weight: 185 (20%*)
Forty: 4.39 (O) (86%*)
0% 100%
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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ROLE: Outside Man/Press CB
Last Updated: 05/31/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.39 seconds (86%*)
Age: 20.3 DOB: 03/11/2004
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-0 (63%*) Weight: 185 (20%*)
Forty: 4.39 (O) (86%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 89.0 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
81%
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QB Rating When targeted: 50.4
Tackling:
67%
Run Defense:
62%
Coverage:
93%
Zone:
90%
Man/Press:
89%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 1st - Mid
Overall Rank: #12 Position rank: #3
College Games: 24 College Snaps: 1181
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 80/100
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 90 Stars 247 RATING: 90/100
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.8 (95%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Devon Witherspoon - Illinois
84%
Quinyon Mitchell - Toledo
83%
Jaylin Simpson - Auburn
75%
Draft Profile: Bio

Benjamin Morrison, from Phoenix, Arizona, attended Brophy College Preparatory High School. As a versatile player, he excelled at cornerback, wide receiver, and kick returner. Rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and 247 Sports, he committed to Notre Dame in 2021, following his father Darryl Morrison, who played safety for the Washington Redskins.

As a freshman in 2022, Morrison played 12 games, logging 560 snaps at cornerback. He recorded 28 tackles, 3 assists, and 9 stops. In coverage, he tallied 2 pass breakups and 5 interceptions, achieving a QB rating of 27.8 when targeted. His performance earned him several Freshman All-American honors.

In his sophomore season in 2023, Morrison continued to excel with 621 snaps in 12 games. He made 30 tackles, 4 assists, and 12 stops, along with 8 pass breakups and 3 interceptions, resulting in a QB rating of 60.8 when targeted. He was a 2023 Thorpe Award Semifinalist and won the Notre Dame Knute Rockne Student-Athlete Engagement Award.

Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Excellent agility and change-of-direction skills, allowing effective mirroring of receivers in coverage.
  • Disruptive at the line of scrimmage with a strong initial punch and recovery speed to stay with receivers downfield.
  • Combines a tall frame with long arms and fluid hips, enabling efficient downfield coverage.
  • Maintains low backpedal and demonstrates quick reaction to close on plays in front of him.
  • High motor and passionate play, showing aggressive hands in press-man coverage.
  • Natural instincts and ball skills, reflected in his high interception numbers.
  • Top-tier speed, capable of matching up with fast receivers and recovering from early missteps.
  • Exceptional in man coverage, often effectively covering top receivers without additional support.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Prone to grabbing in coverage, which could lead to penalties at the professional level.
  • Inconsistencies in coverage, occasionally allowing big plays despite having recovery speed.
  • Needs to improve physicality, as he sometimes loses out at the catch point.
  • Struggles against blockers and can miss tackles due to a less aggressive playing style.
  • Aggressiveness can be exploited by skilled quarterbacks using double moves and deep routes.
Scouting Report: Summary

Benjamin Morrison showcases significant potential as a cornerback with his impressive man coverage abilities, quick recovery speed, and instinctive play. His knack for disrupting routes early and maintaining tight coverage positions him as a valuable asset for any NFL team.

However, his tendency to be grabby and occasional coverage lapses highlight areas for improvement. Morrison's finesse style in physical matchups raises concerns about his ability to handle NFL-level receivers consistently.

Despite these areas of concern, Morrison's high energy, passion, and elite athletic traits suggest he could evolve into a top-tier cornerback with the right coaching. His potential makes him a likely early second-round pick with the upside to become an NFL starter.

How other scouting services rate Benjamin Morrison (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
11.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
3.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.