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Brandon Harris (DB)
  • Height:
    5'10"
  • Weight:
    191 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    30 5/8 in.
  • Hand Size:
    8 1/2 in.
  • College:
    Miami
  • Conference:
    ACC
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Selected by: Houston Texans
Round: 2
Pick (Overall): 28 (60)

Pick Analysis: The Texans desperately needed to upgrade their secondary at the cornerback position. Harris gives them an instinctive cover corner with outstanding awareness and ball skills. He has experience playing nickel corner and should quickly work his way into the lineup as a versatile contributor.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.53 sec
  • Bench Press13.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump35.5 inch
  • Broad Jump113.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill6.77 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.12 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.31 sec
Buzz

Overview

Harris is a true gamer that is at his best when the lights are on and he has the tools to become a starting cornerback at the next level. He excels in man coverage, as he is explosive with an elite closing burst and he has very fluid hips to maintain speed in transition. He also shows very good instincts when lined up one-on-one, but he seems confused at times in zone coverage and can get caught out of position. His press skills are still raw, but he is a strong kid with a tireless work ethic and he should be a mid-to-late first round pick.


Strengths

Harris is tall enough with good bulk. Quick-footed athlete that transitions smoothly to mirror in man coverage. Possesses excellent closing speed when the ball is in the air. Shows great timing on jump balls and has reliable hands. Takes proper angles in run support and does not shy away from contact. Fierce competitor and hard worker.

Weaknesses

Lacks the instincts in zone coverage to jump routes and can be caught out of position at times. Struggles to consistently reroute bigger receivers in press coverage. Will not always break down the ball carrier in the open field and tends to launch himself when tackling.

Grade

7.8

 

Video Playlist

  1. Texans pick Brandon Harris No. 60

    Published: April 29, 2011 at 08:28 p.m.

    The Houston Texans trade with the New England Patriots to select Miami CB Brandon Harris with the 60th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

  2. Harris joins 'Path to the Draft'

    Published: April 6, 2011 at 06:55 p.m.

    University of Miami CB Brandon Harris sits down with the "Path to the Draft" crew to discuss the differences between playing cornerback on the outside and in the slot.

  3. 2011 combine workout: Brandon Harris

    Published: March 9, 2011 at 08:42 p.m.

    Watch Miami DB Brandon Harris compete at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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