Wanya Morris Selected No. 92 by Kansas City Chiefs in NFL Draft
The Kansas City Chiefs have once again tapped into their Oklahoma Sooners pipeline. They tabbed offensive tackle Wanya Morris with the No. 92 overall pick, 29th in the third round Friday evening in Kansas City.
It’s also the third Oklahoma selection in this year’s set of events. Fellow offensive tackle Anton Harrison was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the 28th overall choice last night, while wide receiver Marvin Mims went to the Denver Broncos with the final pick of the second round, at No. 63.
And here’s what NFL.com Analyst Lance Zierlein had to say about the former Sooner at his next destination.
“Morris is an athletic pass-setter with a strong inside hand but lacks a desired level of core strength to effectively push back against rush bullies,” Zierlein said. “He’s very average at getting to positioning for back-side cut-off blocks in the run game and struggles to stay connected to sustain blocks due to inconsistent hand placement and drive strength in his lower half. His physical profile and experience starting at both tackle spots should give him a leg up in a camp battle for a swing tackle role.”
After failing to make a start in 2021 and appearing sporadically in six games, Morris emerged as the Sooners’ starting right tackle in 2022, and, along with Harrison, helped anchor a line that paved the way for Gray rush for 1,364 yards. Though he missed the season’s first two games due to suspension and sat out the season finale for unspecified reasons, Morris was a mainstay when active for Oklahoma, and protected Dillon Gabriel’s blind side over the course of a 2022 campaign that saw Gabriel throw for 2,925 yards and 24 touchdowns.
A former five-star recruit in the class of 2019, Morris came to Oklahoma by way of Tennessee, where he spent the first two seasons of his collegiate career. He broke into the starting lineup for the Volunteers as a true freshman, and started 19 games over his two seasons in Knoxville. He elected to transfer after his sophomore season, and committed to the Sooners in January of 2021 after the firing of then-Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt. He was one of three Volunteer transfers to matriculate in Norman, as Gray and safety Key Lawrence also picked OU upon entering the transfer portal.