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Grade
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  • 4.85 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 15 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 31.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 109.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.07 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.38 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 234LBS. Weight

Overview

Since starting alongside fellow true freshman Reggie Smith (now with the San Francisco 49ers) in 2005, the versatile Harris has been making plays all over the field for the Sooners. Athletic and instinctive, Harris has earned playing time at cornerback, free safety, strong safety, middle linebacker and special teams. His production is unquestioned, leading to all-conference honors each of the past three years, including back-to-back first-team All-Big 12 honors as a junior and senior. Scouts differ as to Harris' best pro position, as he appears a bit stiff in his transition and may lack the pure speed to remain at safety.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Prototypical size for the position. ... Instinctive defender who reads the action well and is quick to close. ... Flashes explosiveness as a hitter. ... At least adequate lateral quickness to remain at safety and is an instinctive player who flows well, avoiding blockers to make the play. ... Reliable one-on-one tackler in the open field. ... Versatile defender has also seen time at nickel cornerback and free safety and is a mainstay on special teams. ... Started at middle linebacker in 2008 due to team injuries. ... Willing to take on blockers and has the lateral quickness and hand usage to meet, greet and discard blockers. Negatives: Bit of a "tweener." ... Lacks the bulk to continue with the transition to linebacker and is a bit stiff in the hips for coverage. ... Physical, but struggled disengaging from blockers when playing middle linebacker as a senior. ... Questionable straight-line speed. ... At his best facing the quarterback and making plays downhill. ... Perfectly suited to Oklahoma's aggressive scheme, but could struggle if targeted in an NFL passing game.
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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.
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