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Cliff Harris

Cliff Harris - #13 - CB-PR

Height: 5-11 1/8
Weight: 175
Speed: 4.63
Arm: 30 1/8
Hand: 8 7/8
Wingspan: 72 7/8
Birthdate: 12/12/1990
Hometown: Fresno, CA
Grade: 5.15

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/15/2012 Oregon Pro Day 5-11 3/8 178 8 1/2 30 3/8 71 1/2 4.63 17 9'10" 34 4.31 11.70 7.12
02/29/2012 Combine 5-11 1/8 175 8 7/8 30 1/8 72 7/8 4.63 14 9'10" 36 4.20 11.90 6.79

 

Notes:

The California prep also played wide receiver. Was scheduled to redshirt during the 2009 season but was forced into action after injuries to the defensive secondary. Saw action in eight games and recorded 19 tackles, eight pass breakups and one interception and returned a pair of kickoffs for 49 yards (24.5-yard average). Earned All-America honors as a return man in ’10 as he led the FBS with four punt returns for touchdowns. Tallied 29 punt returns for 546 yards (18.8-yard average). Also had a solid season as a cornerback, leading the NCAA in pass breakups and the Pac-10 in interceptions after posting 33-17-6 with one tackle for loss in 13 games (seven starts at left cornerback). Saw limited duty as a kickoff returner with 7-143-0 (20.4) and returned an interception 76 yards for score against Tennessee. Scored two punt-return touchdowns in the season opener vs. New Mexico, tying the conference’s single-game record (USC’s Mike Garrett, 1965). Was suspended from the team indefinitely in June 2011 after being clocked 118 mph while driving in Oregon on a suspended license. Had his suspension lifted after the season opener against LSU and saw action in six games as a reserve with 9-5-1 with half a tackle for loss and also returned punts 9-68-0 (9.7). Was suspended indefinitely again on Oct. 24, 2011 after he was pulled over in Eugene for driving without a license or insurance and not wearing a seatbelt. In November, he was cited for being in possession of less than an ounce of marijuana in his hometown of Fresno, Calif. Head coach Chip Kelly dismissed Harris from the team in early December.

Positives:

Comfortable in off-man coverage. Highly productive on the ball — shows playmaking ability and natural ball skills. Intercepted Stanford’s Andrew Luck four times. Impact punt returner — shows confidence, vision and agility.

Negatives:

Undersized — has a frail, smooth-muscled, underdeveloped body. Has short arms and small hands. Is not built to take a pounding and durability could be an issue. Marginal timed speed. Limited physicality. Talks too much. Maturity, character, dependability must be investigated.  

Summary:

Linear, wiry, long-levered, ball-hawking zone corner with return skills who was viewed as an ascending talent as a young player, but torpedoed his stock with repeated poor decisions and subsequent dismissal. Did not help himself at the Combine, but has raw talent and playmaking ability if/when he gets his head on straight. Might not be worth the trouble he invites and already has been designated as a character reject on NFL draft boards.


Cliff Harris's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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