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Chris Harper, WR

School: Kansas State  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Wichita, KS
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 229 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
122153-4
LATEST NEWS
04/24/2013 - 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

03/13/2013 - 2013 Kansas State Pro Day: The 6-1, 229-pound wideout shaved nearly a tenth of a second off of the 4.55-second 40-yard dash time he'd been credited with at the combine. While there have been reports saying Harper had run as fast as 4.38-seconds, a league source on hand for the workout had the receiver at 4.47-4.49 in this drill.

Harper does not play to this speed but is a very good receiver in his own right. He possesses a very well-built upper body which he uses well to shield defenders from the ball. This allows him to consistently make catches with defenders in close proximity to him. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

02/20/2013 - 2013 NFL Combine, Most to gain: Another player who could help his draft stock with a positive performance at Lucas Oil is Kansas State's Chris Harper, who led the Wildcats in receiving the past two seasons. He has drawn comparisons to Anquan Boldin due to his size (6-1, 228) and physical nature, but good workout numbers could cement Harper's draft grade in the top-75 picks. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

01/03/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: WR Chris Harper does not have phenomenal statistics, although he ranks ninth all-time at Kansas State with 115 receptions after transferring from Oregon. Given that the start of his career, which began when he was recruited as a quarterback, did not go so well, the Fiesta Bowl will be especially significant. Harper led the Wildcats this season with 50 catches for 786 yards. - The Sports Xchange

01/03/2013 - The Fiesta Bowl looks likely to be a high-scoring game as Oregon ranks second in the nation with 50.8 points per game and Kansas State is 10th with 40.7. Snyder said that Kansas State faced a lot of speedy teams in the Big 12, but Oregon will likely be its fastest opponent. "Teams in our conference like to run a play every 17 or 18 seconds and I think Oregon will be faster than that," Snyder said. "I think it will be an additional challenge beyond what we have experienced so far."

One Kansas State player familiar with Oregon's offense is receiver Chris Harper, who leads the Wildcats with 50 catches for 786 yards and three touchdowns. He originally signed to play at Oregon as a quarterback but was moved to receiver as a true freshman before transferring to Kansas State. "I'm sure this game has additional meaning to him," Snyder said. "We are thankful to have him and appreciate Chip letting that happen. - The Sports Xchange

12/13/2012 - Kansas State senior receiver Chris Harper was selected to play in the 2013 Senior Bowl for the North squad. The Senior Bowl will kick off at 3 p.m. Jan. 26, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. It will be televised on the NFL Network. Harper piled up 50 receptions for 786 yards and three touchdowns this past season. The Wichita native started 31 of 38 career games at K-State. Harper and the Wildcats will play Oregon in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 3. The Oregon transfer is the 40th player in K-State football history to play in the Senior Bowl. - The Capital-Journal

12/09/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG 12 SECOND TEAM (COACHES): WR Chris Harper, Kansas State, Sr., Wichita, Kan./Oregon, has been selected Second Team All-Big 12 Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. - Kansas State football

12/09/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG 12 HONORABLE MENTION (MEDIA): WR: Chris Harper, Kansas State, has been selected Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Conference (Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. - Kansas State football

09/22/2012 - SCOUTING THE OFFENSE: Taking the air out of the football will be the plan for Kansas State just about any week, but particularly against Oklahoma. Keeping the Sooners' fast-paced offense off the field is critical. By moving methodically downfield, the Wildcats can potentially quiet the crowd, though Owen Field is the toughest place in the Big 12 for opposing teams. QB Collin Klein has proven he can effectively manage a game and also make timely plays. WR Chris Harper, the most consistent threat among the Kansas State receivers, needs a big game. RB John Hubert and the offensive line must step up, too. - The Sports Xchange

09/05/2012 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: WR Chris Harper -- The senior made a pitch for being a 1,000-yard receiver this season, yet still experiences trouble at times getting open as Kansas State attempts long-developing pass routes. Harper averaged 9.3 yards on three receptions against Missouri State. - The Sports Xchange

07/09/2012 - Top-five Kansas State prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 2. WR Chris Harper (6-1, 225)...Like Brown, Harper is another native from the state of Kansas who returned home after beginning his career elsewhere as a top high school recruit. He was a four-star prep star and started at quarterback for the Ducks as a true freshman before moving to wideout 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 last season as a junior and recorded a team-best 40 receptions for 547 yards and five scores. He is a coordinated athlete with above average body control and focus, tracking the ball beautifully and snatching it out of the air with his reliable hands. Harper isn't overly explosive and is more of a one-speed player, but has been improving each game as a route runner and is an effective perimeter blocker with a strong core for the position. While not a track star, Harper has good-enough football speed and is one of the more underrated receivers for the 2013 class. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

 
 
LATEST NEWS
04/24/2013 - 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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