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Combine Results

Grade
5.51 ?
  • 4.56 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'1" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 183LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

Selected team captain in 2014. Started all 12 games en route to being selected third-team All-ACC. In 2013, selected first-team All-ACC with eight interceptions. Set a school record with five consecutive games with an interception. Had 3-star rating out of high school, where he played quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back. Fractured tibia at the end of his junior year.

Analysis

Strengths

Instinctive and processes what he sees quickly. Lines up secondary and stays true to coverage responsibilities. Hawks tight ends and anticipates routes. Breaks swiftly on throws, taking good angles and contesting with his long arms. Very good hands. Chalked up 26 passes defensed and 10 interceptions with just two penalties over last two years. Foot quickness and quick twitch to transition laterally and accelerate to contain run. Quickly diagnoses run and glides downhill under control. Stays engaged and interested throughout the game. Produced strong tackle numbers all three seasons as starter. Flashes aptitude to sidestep blockers as a blitzer and when defending screen game.

Weaknesses

Thinly built and lacking bulk to bang. Stiff, upright backpedal. Gives up separation and looks unsure of himself when matched against slot receivers. Can be passive as deep safety, continuing to drift despite play unfolding underneath. Lacks assertive, attacking demeanor against blocking wide receivers. Plays upright and loses leverage when tackling. Grab-and-drag tackler. Rubbery arms fail to finish when tackling at an angle (16 combined missed and broken tackles in 2014).

Draft Projection

Rounds 3-4

NFL Comparison

Jaiquawn Jarrett

Bottom Line

Productive three-year starter with above-average instincts and football intelligence. Was an interchangeable safety, playing both deep and in run support, but lacks the bulk, physicality and sure tackling to make a living in the box in the NFL. Harris has some coverage limitations in man, but his skills will get him drafted and should also earn him a starting spot fairly quickly.
-Lance Zierlein
C
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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