Photo of De'Vante Harris
Grade
5.0 ?
  • 4.56 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 38.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 124.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.82 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.06 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 5'11" Height
  • 30 5/8" Arm Length
  • 176LBS. Weight
  • 8 1/8" Hands

Overview

Growing up as the son of a former NFL player (Rod Harris played four years after drafted in the fourth round by the Houston Oilers in 1989) and Aggie career record holder for kick return yards, it's no surprise that Harris attended A&M and excelled throughout his time there. The four-star recruit earned his way on the field for seven starts as a true freshman, making 30 tackles, 2.5 for loss, intercepting one pass and breaking up three others. Harris became the full-time starter in 2013 (56 tackles, 2.5 for loss, one INT, eight PBU) but struggled through fall camp and the early part of the 2014 season with an injury (six starts in 10 games, 53 stops, one INT, five PBU). Healthy again for most of his senior campaign, Harris picked off two passes and broke up eight others, displaying enough talent to potentially follow in his father's footsteps as an NFL draftee.

Analysis

Strengths

Plays with plus instincts and locks in on quarterback to read his intentions. Able to step outside his area and go make a play on the ball. Plays with rapid response to the throw. Understands the game and gets secondary line up. Very communicative on the field. Plays with tremendous confidence. Loves to come downhill and strike incoming receivers with authority. Runs through his targets and delivers as much pop as his thin frame can muster.

Weaknesses

Played more bail and off coverage this season after big receivers bounced him around from press coverage in 2014. Willing hitter, but slides off of too many tackles allowing for additional yardage after contact. Play strength in run support and against big targets is below NFL standards. Recovery speed is average.

Sources Tell Us

"He believes he's the best player on the field at all times. I love that. If he had about 20 more pounds on those bones we might be looking at something, but I think he's late Day 3 to undrafted." -- AFC area scout

Bottom Line

Intelligent and instinctive, Harris has been a rock­-steady contributor for the Texas A&M defense from the moment he stepped on campus. With a rail-­thin frame and an inability to consistently tackle, Harris needs a big combine to improve his opportunity to hear his name called during the draft.
-Lance Zierlein
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.