BIO: Former Colorado transfer that totaled 68/25/11 as a senior on his way to winning All-Conference honors. Sat out the 2003 season with a broken leg but previously a top pass- rushing defensive end in the Big 12.
POSITIVES: Athletic, explosive defender who makes a lot of plays up the field. Breaks down well playing with leverage, effectively uses his hands to stay off blocks and displays good footwork moving in all directions. Runs downfield with tight ends in coverage, makes plays in all directions and rarely off his feet.
NEGATIVES: Slow to shed once engaged in a block and even held up by opposing tight ends. Used in the box and slow locating the ball in pass coverage. Tackles a bit high. Has had character issues in the past.
ANALYSIS: A solid athlete and good football player whose off-the-field issues have slowed his development, Harris may have finally hit his stride last season. Switching from a three-point stance to a linebacker position, he did well his first year playing in space and displays good upside potential. A solid weak-side linebacker prospect who must iron out the rough edges of his game as well as keep his focus on the football field.