Photo of Chandler Harnish
Drafted By: Colts

Combine Results

Grade
55.0 ?
  • 4.76 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 32.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 112.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.78 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.15 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: Harnish could give the Colts a change-of-pace playmaker at the QB position. He is a terrific runner and his ability to burst through seams could provide the Colts with a unique offensive dimension.

  • 6'2" Height
  • 32 3/8" Arm Length
  • 219LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

Harnish could be compared in many ways to this year's NFL sensation, Tim Tebow. While not quite the bruising runner that Tebow is, Harnish has a similar frame and style of play. He relies more heavily on his speed than power when running, but he has been a true dual-threat at the position, posting gaudy total offense numbers each year. He has the type of running style that could be effective at the next level, but don't look for him to switch to H-back anytime soon. Harnish makes just enough plays with his arms to give him room to do something with his feet when the play breaks down. He has yet to prove himself as an accurate passer, and this could hurt his stock, but look for teams to select Harnish in the late rounds as a developmental project or change-of-pace quarterback/running threat.

Analysis

Strengths

Harnish is a powerful and effective scrambler and a better thrower on the run than he is in the pocket. He is a gamer -- he understands how to run an offense and when to pick his spots to take off running. Harnish is a fast and explosive athlete who uses good judgment as a passer. He has had noteworthy production despite playing in a small conference.

Weaknesses

Harnish has the arm strength, frame and mentality to be a starting quarterback at the next level, but his accuracy is so off at times that it brings his value all the way down to the late rounds. He will struggle early on adjusting to the speed and timing of NFL offenses.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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