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Combine Results

Grade
5.23 ?
  • 4.64 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 13 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 32.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 108.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.15 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.36 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12.26 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'1" Height
  • 30 7/8" Arm Length
  • 191LBS. Weight
  • 8 3/4" Hands

Overview

2014: First-team All-Mountain West. Played in all 14 games with 13 starts. 2013: Second-team All-Mountain West. Started 10 of 11 games played. 2012: Played in five games, missing the final seven games with a sports hernia and the first game of the season with a strained hamstring. 2011: Played in 11 games with three starts. Missed two games with a foot injury. 2010: Redshirted.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.54 and 4.52 seconds
Vertical jump: 31 1/2 inches

Analysis

Strengths

Has outstanding foot quickness. Gets to top speed immediately. Effortless hands-catcher who is courageous over the middle. Body control is among the best in this year's wide receiver crop and turns incompletions into catches. Fights hard to maintain route integrity when cornerbacks try to reroute him. Understands where to sit down against zone coverage to create safer throwing lanes for quarterbacks. Has running back's wiggle and can turn bubble screens and hitches into first downs.

Weaknesses

Top-end speed is being questioned by evaluators. Cornerbacks rarely appear threatened into opening up prematurely. Unorthodox route runner who lacks salesmanship and purpose at times. Looks more like running back than wide receiver getting out of breaks. Small frame for an outside receiver and might be forced into use in the slot. Technique could stand work as a run blocker.

Draft Projection

Round 5 or 6

NFL Comparison

Quinton Patton

Bottom Line

Long-waisted wide receiver who is quicker than fast. Harper was a possession receiver at Fresno State and NFL cornerbacks will likely press him to make him win at the line of scrimmage. With work on his routes, Harper has the feet, body control and hands to get open and become a viable NFL target. His ability to make plays after the catch will improve his draft stock.
-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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