- BProjectionRound 5-6
Strong Points: Long arms and quick get-off. Good hand use and plays with leverage. Consistent edge rusher who can get off blocks and close on quarterbacks. Plays faster than estimated speed. Dominated early in the season before suffering a shoulder injury.
Weak Points: Marginal size. Shoulder injury that caused him to miss four games and parts of others last season must be checked out. Always played down in college, never dropping into coverage. Lower level of competition.
The Way We See It: Harris got off to a great start last season, registering six sacks in his first five games before suffering a stinger that caused numbness in his arm and affected him the rest of the way. Before the injury, he was dominating as a pass rusher at the mid-major level. Harris played as a down defensive end, where he showed quickness off the ball, good read-and-react skills and fast, active hands. He has a quick first step, stays low and uses his hands well to redirect. Harris isn't the biggest guy, but he has some explosiveness and power to bull rush. With no coverage experience, his best fit is as a 4-3 end, at least until he shows he can hold up while retreating. His medical will be important. If healthy, he can be a solid backup.