Victor Harris Scouting Report

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Victor Harris Scouting Report

Position: CB
Conference: ACC
School: Virginia Tech Hokies
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #1
Height & Weight: 6'0 - 194 lbs.
Drafted 5.21 in 2009 by PHI

2009 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.61
Three-cone drill6.68
20-yard shuttle3.98

2009 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Victor Harris, CB, Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech had a loaded defense in 2006 and 2007, but that did not stop Victor 'Macho' Harris from becoming a starter at the corner position. In his junior campaign Harris tallied five interceptions and broke up 11 passes. For his efforts, he was named to the All-ACC first-team. The 2008 season has started well for Harris and he is even getting involved in the offense from time to time and the Hokies use his speed and athleticism to open up the opposing defense. But Harris' speed and athleticism can be used more than just at cornerback or wide receiver; the 6-0, 194 pound Highland Springs, Virginia native is also a solid return man. He is more known for his punt returning, but in 2007 he returned a kick-off 100 yards for a touchdown. Harris certainly has the athleticism to play corner in the NFL, but he is also tough and plays very physical. There are a few things in his mechanics that need a little help, but he will learn. Harris could be a first round cornerback in the 2009 NFL Draft. At worst (at least right now), he is a second round pick. He can still play himself up or down of course, but there are not too many corners who have as much potential as Harris. 11/11 Update: Harris' numbers are not any better this year than they were last year. He has played in eight games so far this year and tallied 31 tackles, three pass break-ups and four interceptions. ACC opponents know better than to test Harris and he is just not getting that many opportunities to make plays. He is getting opportunities to return punts, but has yet to break one for a huge gain. In 18 attempts, his longest punt return is 32 yards. 4/16 Update: At Virginia Tech's Pro Day Harris continued to show off his quickness. He did the usual drills and by most accounts was quite impressive. Harris is a pretty safe second round selection, but he could end up moving up into the late first round if a team like the Steelers really like his quickness and instincts. 1/13 Update: Harris ended up tallying 46 tackles and six interceptions by the time the Hokies wrapped up their season. Since the opposition rarely tested Harris, those are pretty solid numbers. Harris is slowly working his way back up most draft boards and is a likely second round choice come April. If he can beat out fellow corners like Mike Mickens and Alphonso Smith at the combine, Harris could move up into the first round. 3/24 Update: Harris' speed is not that spectacular, but his quickness is amazing. Harris was very impressive during the shuttle drills and many teams will fall in love with his lateral quickness. His ability to return kicks, play anywhere in the secondary or even line up on the offensive side of the ball makes Harris an intriguing prospect. He will earn his living as a corner, but that versatility has moved him into the second round.

Last Updated Apr-16-2009 by Joel Welser

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