DaJohn Harris scouting report

DaJohn Harris DT USC #98
Ht: 6’3″

Wt: 306

 
Strengths:
Surprisingly quick for his size. Has experience lining up at end and tackle in 4-3 sets, but will play tackle in the pros. Does a nice job getting his arms up into passing lanes. Enough speed to put pressure on the quarterback when he’s able to chase him from the pocket. Has a strong swim move that allows him to slide into the backfield with consistency. A much better interior pass rusher than you’d expect given his measurables. Plays with an impressive intensity. Effort is definitely one of his better attribute; could be a dangerous playmaker once he improves fundamentals and channels that effort in a more efficient way.
Weaknesses:
Limited athleticism; gives a nice effort in pursuit, but won’t make a ton of plays. Inconsistent explosion off the snap will limit his effectiveness as a pass rusher at next level. Fundamentals are shaky at ties; will play too high and lose his leverage, which especially hurts him at point of attack vs the run. While he has an impressive motor, he does tend to wear down late in games and will lose his fundamentals. Missed time due to academic issues in 2008.
Comments:
Harris is somewhat sloppy and doesn’t exactly look like the most polished player on the field, but he has the ability to be a disruptive force on the interior line. If he dedicates himself to improving his technique and his conditioning, he could end up being a nice steal in the mid-to-late rounds of the draft.
Videos:
2011 vs Utah
2011 vs California 
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2012 Leave a comment

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