2010 NFL Draft: Jacksonville Jaguars’ Pick Lands Oakland LB Kirk Morrison

April 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

So much for missing out on a middle linebacker in this year's draft.
After watching Alabama's Rolando McClain and Penn State's Sean Lee get drafted ahead of their picks in the first and third rounds, Jacksonville's war room wasn't done trying to find a fit between outside linebackers Daryl Smith and Justin Durant.
When the Oakland Raiders came calling Saturday, looking to move up for wide receiver Jacoby Ford and his 4.28-second 40-yard speed, the Jaguars had their answer.
The resulting trade sent the 108th overall pick to Oakland in exchange for the Raiders' last fifth-rounder (pick 153) and standout middle linebacker Kirk Morrison—who, ironically, may have become available only after Oakland picked McClain eighth overall.
Morrison, a third round pick in the 2005 draft, hasn't missed a game since entering the league, starting 79 of the Raiders' 80 regular-season games over that stretch.
With 631 tackles (496 solo) in those five seasons—including 26...

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