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DaJohn Harris

DaJohn Harris - #98 - DT

Height: 6-3 1/8
Weight: 304
Speed: 4.99
Arm: 33
Hand: 10
Wingspan: 80 1/4
Birthdate: 01/24/1989
Hometown: Inglewood, CA
Grade: 5.35

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/07/2012 USC Pro Day 6-3 1/8 304 10 33 78 1/4 5.00 28 8'8" 4.74 8.12
02/29/2012 Combine 6-3 3/8 306 10 33 80 1/4
01/16/2012 East-West Shrine 6-3 308 10 32 5/8 79 7/8
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-3 3/4 307 5.20

 

Notes:

Played defensive line and tight end as a California prep. Redshirted in 2007. Saw limited action in six games in ’08 but sat out four games (academics). As a reserve in ’09, recorded 14 tackles, two for loss and half a sack in nine games. Started 12-of-13 games at defensive tackle alongside Tennessee Titans 2011 third-round pick Jurrell Casey in ’10, producing 35-5 1⁄2-3 1⁄2 with one batted pass, one interception and a forced fumble. Posted 22-7-1 1⁄2 with six batted down passes in 11 games (10 starts) at defensive tackle. Missed the Washington game (sprained ankle) and did not start against Oregon. Was medically excluded from the Combine when doctors found a small hole in his heart. Was subsequently cleared and took part in USC’s pro day.

Positives:

Has good size and a thick trunk. Has strength to anchor when determined. Flashes strong, quick hands to tug and pull and work himself free. Good movement skills. Quick hands and feet. Able to rip under blocks and penetrate. Can bend his knees, redirect and chase in short area. Wraps up ballcarriers. Durable and coachable. Has some upside.

Negatives:

Short-stepper with average initial quickness and foot energy. Tight hips — cannot work an edge. Exposes his frame and plays short-armed. Sluggish hands — does not jolt defenders. Needs to play with better pad level — very blockable when his pads rise. Does not accelerate off blocks. Average eyes, instincts and scheme recognition — does not feel pressure. Plays in rotation. Effort and intensity fluctuate. Was outclassed vs. Stanford’s offensive line. Ordinary production (not a playmaker). Has underachiever traits. 

Summary:

Talented, inconsistent, two-down, 4-3 nose tackle who struggled with conditioning, accountability and consistency early in his career, but made strides as a senior. Looks capable of contributing in an NFL rotation when he plays with urgency and leverage, but disappears for stretches.


DaJohn 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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