Year: Senior Height: 6’2 Weight: 243 40 Time: 4.59 Stats: NCAA
BSMW GAME DAY BOARD (as of 4/6/07) – Rank: 46th Mock Median: 45.0 (3 mocks) Lo: 43 Hi: 51 Most Frequent: N/A
BSMW SUMMARY (as of 4/6/07)
The mocks say Harris is a mid second round player, and we know the Pats attended the Michigan pro day and later worked him out privately. I’d hope so, considering their need at that position. The profiles say Harris has the prototypical size, strength and makeup of a run-stopping inside linebacker in either a 4-3 or 3-4 defense. Excels at reading and reacting, gets to where he’s supposed to be, and is a solid hitter and tackler. Productive; led Michigan in tackles twice. The lack of top-end speed troubles the profilers, who think it may limit him in the pros. They say his coverage skills need work, he’s not an effective blitzer, and it doesn’t sound as though he’s a particularly rangy player. Had some knee problems early in college. To the good, he’s been healthy ever since, and he’s said to have the right work ethic and commitment to get better in coverage and improve his chances of being a three-down player. Nobody’s jumping over his upside, but it seems like Harris could at least be a solid, dependable player and a factor inside.
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