Photo of Shelby Harris
Drafted By: Raiders
5.0 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'2" Height
  • 34 5/8" Arm Length
  • 288LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands



Very long arms. Can extend, tug and rip off blocks. Good athleticism, feet and balance. Shows the ability to reduce his body and get in gaps. Competed well as an undersized interior player. Generally locates the ball. Gives effort in pursuit and chases outside the box. Nice closing burst. Strong tackler who generates pop on contact. Lined up inside and outside. Good potential as a run defender.


Lacks ideal height. Average quickness off the snap. Can play with more consistent leverage and technique -- exposes his frame and needs to develop pass-rush moves and counters. Did not consistently dominate and disappeared for stretches. Character requires investigation -- was dismissed from two schools (did not play in 2013). Maturity, work ethic and dedication should be looked into.

Draft Projection

Round 7-Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Harris, who began his college career at Wisconsin, is a short, long-armed, inconsistent defensive lineman who, at his best, offers glimpses of athleticism, strength and versatility. However, his 'tweener traits and character red flags could knock him off draft boards and prevent him from fulfilling his potential. At his pro days, weighed in approximately 30 pounds heavier than his playing weight in 2012.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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.