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2015 NFL DRAFT

DaJohn Harris, DT

School: Southern California  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Inglewood, CA
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 306 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
328247-FA
Latest News
03/08/2012 - Defensive tackle DaJohn Harris, who mysteriously did not work out at the NFL combine after arriving in Indianapolis, said he was medically excluded because a Cleveland Browns doctor discovered he had a natural heart defect known as patent foramen ovale. A "PFO" is a flap or valve-like opening present in everyone before birth but seals shut for 80 percent of the population. It does have symptoms. Harris said his personal cardiologist emailed all NFL teams to assure them he was OK. "I hope teams realize I was fine," Harris said. "I feel I did pretty good."Harris (6-3, 304) ran the 40-yard dash in 5.07 seconds. - NFLDraftScout.com

03/07/2012 - Former USC defensive tackle DaJohn Harris was not allowed to work out at the NFL combine last month because doctors found a small hole in his heart during a physical examination in Indianapolis, Harris revealed Wednesday at USC's pro day. Harris, projected as a mid-round pick in April's draft, visited an Arizona cardiologist with agent Joe Panos shortly after the combine and found that the hole was normal and natural. He said his doctor has since emailed the all 32 NFL teams, alerting them of his status and permitting him to work out as usual. Harris, a two-year starter for the Trojans, has a condition known as a PFO, or patent foramen ovale, discovered after NFL doctors ordered him to undergo an EKG and echocardiogram in Indianapolis. The condition is a small hole located in the heart that all humans have until birth that assists with blood flow. Most holes close upon birth, but in roughly 25 percent of humans, the hole never completely closes naturally and for those people it is not typically treated as an issue. However, some recent studies have suggested there is a three-fold increase in the risk of stroke in people under 55 with a PFO. Former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi had a PFO discovered after his stroke in 2005 that occurred just after the Super Bowl. "They were trying to link it somehow," Harris said Wednesday. Harris, 23, worked out at USC's pro day on Wednesday, running the 40-yard dash in 5.10 seconds and measuring in at 6-foot-3 and 304 pounds. - Pedro Moura, ESPN Los Angeles

01/21/2012 - EAST-WEST SHRINE TUESDAY: DT DaJohn Harris, Southern Cal: He was the most impressive player at the West practice, disposing of blockers very easily. He has quick hands and arms, but will rely on his upper body too much at times and needs to be more aggressive instead of waiting to catch blockers off-balance with his rip moves. Overall, he has definitely helped himself and might be the top prospect on the West squad. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

 
Latest News
03/08/2012 - Defensive tackle DaJohn Harris, who mysteriously did not work out at the NFL combine after arriving in Indianapolis, said he was medically excluded because a Cleveland Browns doctor discovered he had a natural heart defect known as patent foramen ovale. A "PFO" is a flap or valve-like opening present in everyone before birth but seals shut for 80 percent of the population. It does have symptoms. Harris said his personal cardiologist emailed all NFL teams to assure them he was OK. "I hope teams realize I was fine," Harris said. "I feel I did pretty good."Harris (6-3, 304) ran the 40-yard dash in 5.07 seconds. - NFLDraftScout.com

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