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TOMMIE HARRIS
Tommie Harris - DT Position: DT
Class: Underclassman
School: Oklahoma
Conference: Big 12
Ht., Wt.: 6'2½, 295
40 Time: 5.03
Grade: 4.68

Selected by Chicago Bears
Round 1, pick 14 (14 overall)
BIO: 2003 Lombardi Award winner, given annually to college football's best lineman. Finished the year with 37/10/5 and was also named as an All American. Originally an All American after his sophomore campaign when he totaled just 12.5/2/2 though he was slowed by a groin injury throughout the season. Big 12 Freshman Defensive Player of the Year in 2001 after posting 32/17/2. First team all-conference choice the past three years. Worked out well for scouts in the postseason running in the low 4.7 area during individual workouts and completing 29 repetitions on the bench press at the Combine.

POSITIVES: Explosive interior lineman who plays with a relentless motor. Quick off the snap, gets push up the field and bull rushes opponents off the line. Fights with his hands, adjusts off the initial block and relentless in his pursuit of the ball carrier. Moves well laterally, redirects to the action and rarely off his feet. Possesses a closing burst of speed and gets a lot of penetration in the backfield. Quick to read the play or locate the ball.

NEGATIVES: Not a knee-bender and opponents get leverage on him. Can not immediately alter his angle of attack.

ANALYSIS: A productive player that's been an impact defender since he was a freshman, Harris possesses the athleticism and desire to be a similar type of player at the next level Does not possesses the great growth potential but can be used in a variety of systems and should immediately produce as a rookie.

PROJECTION: Early First Round


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