BIO: Led the defense in tackles the past two seasons, totaling 91/3 as a senior after junior totals of 120/7/2.
POSITIVES: Disciplined, yet physical linebacker with a nose for the ball. Quick to key or diagnose the action, slides through gaps and squares into tackles. Stays with assignments, takes good angles to the action and does not bite on play-action passes.
NEGATIVES: Lacks sideline-to-sideline range, undersized and slow getting through the trash. Lacks the closing burst and cannot cut the corners off. Slow reacting in pass coverage and not decisive when the ball is in the air.
ANALYSIS: Though built for the weak side, Harrell is a two-down defender with limited skills in pass defense. Must either be placed on the inside for a three-four system, or drastically improve his abilities in coverage to have a chance in a conventional defense.