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Mike Harris

| | College: Florida State
 
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Overview

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.

Analysis

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.

NFL Comparison: Ashley Ambrose - Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons

--Brad Noel

Career Notes

Senior cornerback who looks to play an even bigger role in just his second year in the secondary. Gives FSU one of the top trios in the country serving as the nickelback but also as a viable option at either field or boundary corner. Considered a smooth player by the coaching staff because he has a good flow to his game due to his knack of always finding the football.

2011 Season

Senior cornerback who was part of a three-man starting rotation at cornerback in helping FSU rank as the No. 4 defense nationally - second-best defense against the run and No. 20 in pass defense … also served as the nickelback but started seven games at either field or boundary corner … recipient of the Don Powell Award at the team's annual banquet which is given to the unsung Hero … finished as Florida State's second-leading tackler with 58 stops (43 unassisted, 15 assisted) while also adding six tackles for loss, a team-best nine pass break-ups, one sack and an interception … earned first career start vs. ULM, registering two tackles and a half-tackle for a loss … tied for team lead with nine tackles against then No. 1 Oklahoma … made a season-best 11 stops at Clemson … intercepted first pass of the season at Florida and returned it 89 yards, which was the seventh longest INT in FSU history and second-longest not resulting in a TD.

2010 Season

Junior college transfer who made an immediate impact in 2010, jumping into the lineup as the primary nickelback in the season opener and pushing for a starting job at field corner down the stretch … recorded 41 tackles (33 solos), despite no starts … repeatedly showed a penchant for making a big play in key moments … collected the first of four interceptions - which tied for the team lead - against Samford … also intercepted passes in wins over Clemson , Florida and South Carolina … forced two fumbles, including one that teammate Nick Moody returned to the Miami 1-yard line, setting up a touchdown for a 14-0 lead … also forced a fumble against Wake Forest which helped preserve the 31-0 shutout … FSU career-high five tackles - all solos - also came against the Demon Deacons … named one of the top newcomers on defense at the annual Florida State football banquet.

Junior College

Coveted big corner from the junior college ranks by way of South Miami, where he was a spread option quarterback … the nation's No. 26 junior college prospect according to SuperPrep Juco 100 rankings by Allen Wallace … earned a four-star ranking from Rivals and a three-star ranking from Scout.com … spent two years at El Camino Community College in California … recorded 40 tackles with eight pass breakups and three interceptions as a sophomore at El Camino … returned two interceptions for touchdowns to go along with a fumble recovery and a return for a TD … registered 26 tackles, 10 pass breakups and one interception as a freshman … selected FSU over an impressive list of offers, including Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Kansas State, Michigan, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State and Oregon.

Personal

Coveted big corner from the junior college ranks by way of South Miami, where he was a spread option quarterback … the nation's No. 26 junior college prospect according to SuperPrep Juco 100 rankings by Allen Wallace … earned a four-star ranking from Rivals and a three-star ranking from Scout.com … spent two years at El Camino Community College in California … recorded 40 tackles with eight pass breakups and three interceptions as a sophomore at El Camino … returned two interceptions for touchdowns to go along with a fumble recovery and a return for a TD … registered 26 tackles, 10 pass breakups and one interception as a freshman … selected FSU over an impressive list of offers, including Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Kansas State, Michigan, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State and Oregon … born January 5, 1989.

 
Latest News
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

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