Harry Douglas   #83 WR

Height: 6-0   Weight: 183   Age: 33

Born: 9/16/1984 Tampa , FL

College: Louisville

Experience: 11th season

High School: Jonesboro HS [GA]









Combine 2008


  • 3 Cone Drill6.57 secs
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.12 secs


Positives: Has a very slight frame, but shows good upper-body muscle definition...Has rare timed speed and sudden burst to stretch the defense, demonstrating the soft, natural hands -- though also small hands -- to extend and secure the ball away from his frame, especially when in the open...Needs to show better looseness coming out of his breaks, but he has the body control and burst to get behind the defender in an instant, when not impeded at the line...Has a good understanding of coverage schemes and is a hard worker in practice, putting in the extra hours the last two years in the weight room in his quest to improve his overall power base...Will round his breaks too often, but is sudden in his initial step...Has improved his in-stride agility to redirect and adjust to the ball in flight...If a defender fails to jam him up front, he is very capable of using his foot quickness to escape...Has a smooth, effortless release when firing off the ball with no defender trying to impede his forward progress, doing a nice job of dipping his pads and eluding hits to get into his route...Shows the ability to stem and stab in order to set up the defensive back and showed in 2007 much better body control to settle and break...Once he gets into the open field, he excels at gobbling up the cushion...Alert to field position and does a good job of extending for the ball while keeping his feet in bounds along the sideline...His vertical quickness will generally see him get behind the deep zone and he is good at dropping his pads and settling into the zone's soft spots...Not really strong enough to work back for the ball in a crowd, but shows willingness going for the ball in traffic...Does a nice job of turning the defender with his sudden speed and steady acceleration, as he will not hesitate to lay his body out to make the big catch...Few receivers get downfield as rapidly as Douglas...Dangerous threat with the ball in his hands in the open, as he has the burst to make the first tackler miss, showing good desire to pick up yardage after the catch...Has the body control to avoid, but is better catching the high passes or over-the-shoulder throws than going low for the shoestring grab...Needs route refinement, but comes out his breaks with a sharp burst...Can occupy a defensive back when blocking. But he is too weak to be efficient blocking in pass protection or in the backfield vs. second or first level defenders...Vocal leader with a good grasp of the playbook and needs minimal reps to retain plays. Negatives: Has a wiry frame with very small hands, lean lower body with marginal thigh muscles and a frame that might not be able to carry any more weight without it impacting his speed...Came to Louisville at 148 pounds and has struggled throughout his career to maintain his weight close to the 170-pound range...Will compete for jump balls, but due to a lack of bulk and strength, he struggles to get to many passes in a crowd...Lacks the strength to defeat the jam and work his way into the soft areas underneath...Displays good body control, but is too tight in his hips in attempts to get in and out of his breaks...Lacks the size to be a threat across the middle...While he displays very good initial quickness running routes, he will generally round off his cuts...Has some elusiveness at the line, but must improve his strength in order to compete against press coverage...Has good arm length, but marginal power to get a good push off the snap...Relies a lot on his quickness to get to the ball and will need to refine his route-running skills, as he takes too many soft-angle cuts and will drift in his patterns...Runs better on short routes, but is not a strong enough receiver to have great success working underneath...Tends to let the ball into his body on short routes, despite showing the ability to pluck the ball away from his frame when on the move in the deep secondary. He might be conscious of the fact that physical defenders will usually attack him in attempts to strip the ball away...Does a good job of tracking the ball in flight and catching it with his hands extended, but will drop some easy throws when he tries to absorb it into the inside his frame...Has the valid timed speed to run under deep passes, struggles to adjust his body properly to off-target throws, especially ones at his shoestrings when on the move (better when he is in the open looking the ball in over his outside shoulder)...Lacks the size and "sand in his pants" to be anything more that a pest when it comes to blocking, whether in-line or in space on the cut block...Shows good courage attacking the middle of the field as a kickoff returner, but because of his lack of size and elusiveness, he will generally be taken down by the initial tackle. Compares To: YAMON FIGURS-Baltimore...Like Figurs, Douglas has an incredible burst to get into his routes when he is not faced with handling the press at the line of scrimmage. He is a very slender athlete who has struggled to maintain his weight throughout his college career. He can stretch the defense with his sudden burst and, while he shows good courage, he is a bit of a liability underneath, as he tends to cradle the ball in tight areas, realizing that a physical tackle can cause him to cough up the ball. He will need patient coaching to refine his route-running skills. While he has been used as a kickoff returner in the past, he lacks elusiveness (more of a one-cut runner) and the size and strength to absorb the punishment. Some feel he is similar to Detroit's Shaun McDonald, but he is not the precise runner, nor does he have the underneath catching ability the Lions' slot receiver brings to an offense.