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Source: Bills to host LB Morrison on draft visit

Posted: 3:42 PM, Mar 31, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-31 19:42:46Z

The Buffalo Bills have 30 pre-draft visits to work with, and as it turns out, the Bills are awfully interested in linebackers.

According to a source, the Bills will use one of their 30 pre-draft visits on Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison. Over his four-year career with the Gators, Morrison had 293 tackles and 20 tackles for loss.

Morrison, a 6-foot-1 and 232-pound player, battled back from multiple surgeries to repair a knee injury following the 2014 season to play in all 14 games in 2015. Although playing in the 4-3 defense while at Florida, he projects to either a middle linebacker in that defense, or as a weakside linebacker in the 3-4.

Morrison was arrested twice ahead of the 2013 season, but hasn't had any run-ins with the law since. He's projected to be a mid-round selection.

Joe B.'s Take

If all else fails in the first two-to-three rounds as far as linebackers are concerned, Morrison would be a solid addition to the Bills' roster -- and could even start for them in 2016. He projects right into a need position for Buffalo, and was noted as an emotional leader of an impressive Gators defense in the 2015 season.

You can tell on tape that Morrison gives everything he has on almost every single play, and would be a welcomed addition to not only the depth at linebacker, but as a core special teams player as well. Morrison has his limitations, being a smaller player that struggles to disengage from blockers at times, but that will be neutralized as a weakside linebacker in Rex Ryan's system.

In my opinion, Morrison would be a fantastic fit for the Bills.

Twitter: @JoeBuscaglia