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Grading System
KWAME HARRIS
Kwame Harris - OT Position: OT
Class: Underclassman
School: Stanford
Conference: Pac-10
Ht., Wt.: 6'7, 310
40 Time: 5.21
Grade: 4.26

Selected by San Francisco 49ers
Round 1, pick 26 (26 overall)
BIO: Junior entry who started the past two seasons at right tackle after being used in a reserve role on the left side as a true freshman. First-team All-Conference choice last year after winning second team honors as a sophomore.

POSITIVES: Athletic blocker with the versatility to be used on either side of the line of scrimmage. Blocks with solid fundamentals, gets leverage on opponents, and moves well laterally displaying adequate skills blocking in space. Can slide his feet protecting the edge, adjusts nicely and strong at the point. Jolts defenders with hand punch, controls opponents once engaged in a block and takes them out of the play. Tough and stays with the action looking to take out two defenders out on a single snap.

NEGATIVES: Lacks a true feel for the position; does not effectively use blocking angles or body positioning, misjudges defenders move and overtends or ducks his head which adversely effects his balance.

ANALYSIS: Offers a lot of upside potential which may take some time before it is realized. Not an immediate starter as a rookie but a very solid long term prospect.

PROJECTION: Mid First Round


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