- 2013 NFL DRAFT RANG'S GANG: Wide Receiver: Chris Harper, Kansas State, 6-1, 229, 4.50...Playing in an offense based on Collin Klein's ability to run, Harper didn't post eye-popping numbers (58 catches for 857 yards and three touchdowns) but he was nonetheless given Second Team All-Big 12 honors from league coaches. He has enough speed to threaten the big play and the strength to shield defenders from the ball, often coming through with tough grabs with corners draped over him. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
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Harper was a four-star recruit who signed as a quarterback at Oregon as a true freshman before moving to wide receiver in the second half of the 2008 season.
Harper decided to transfer in order to move closer to home, choosing Kansas State over Kansas and Oklahoma State. He sat out in 2009 due to transfer rules before becoming a part-time starting receiver for the Wildcats in 2010, finishing with 25 catches for 330 yards and four touchdowns.
Harper became the team's No. 1 wideout as a junior, catching 40 passes for 547 yards, and again set career highs with 58 receptions for 857 yards as a senior.
STRENGTHS: A coordinated athlete with above-average body control and focus. Tracks the ball beautifully and brings it in at his highest point. Improved route-running over the past two seasons. Effective perimeter blocker. Underrated and has the ability to be a starter.
WEAKNESSES: Coordinated for a large receiver but isn't always under control. Speed is adequate and he doesn't always play to his timed speed. Not overly explosive and appears to have only one speed. Could get by on effort and intuitiveness against some Big 12 competition.