04/30/2012 - He may only be a sixth-round pick, but the Jaguars are high on Mike Harris. The cornerback from Florida State played two years with the Seminoles after transferring from El Camino Junior College. He played under the radar as far as exposure because of the JC play, but the Jaguars were high on him, especially after watching his play in the game against Oklahoma. "We watched the Oklahoma game and he had a solo tackle on a punt cover and on kick cover so we know he's going to be a good special teams player," said Terry McDonough, Director of Player Personnel. "He has enough size, he runs well and he's a very good person. "He was a good player at Florida State and he has a real chance to make this team as a backup as a rookie." - The Sports Xchange
A graduate of South Miami High where he was a spread option quarterback, Harris went cross-country to El Camino (Calif.) Community College before returning to his home state as a transfer in 2010.
Harris chose the Seminoles over offers from Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Kansas State, Michigan, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State and Oregon.
He immediately earned playing time as the backup field cornerback behind Greg Reid in 2010, and made several big plays despite not starting a game. He was part of a three-man starting rotation as a season, starting seven games at either field or boundary corner and finishing second on the team with 58 tackles. He added six tackles for loss, a team-high nine pass breakups, one sack and an interception.
Harris earned an invite to the scouting combine, where he ran a 4.68-second 40-yard dash. He improved that to 4.53 at his pro day.
Positives - Extremely aggressive, will come up and put his body in traffic to make tackles. Stout, feisty, will engage WRs, shed blocks, and securely wrap the ball carrier. Very fluid hips, backpedal, and change of direction. Tracks and plays the ball well, and has decent hands for the interception. Provides very tight man coverage, and will make plays in zone too. Quality gunner.
Negatives - Somewhat small in size, and will give up catches to larger WRs even with tight coverage. Does not consistently deliver a stout chuck in press coverage.
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