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2015 NFL DRAFT
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Jermaine Harris

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 208 | College: South Carolina
 
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Overview

Positives … Has a tall, muscular frame with long arms and good balance and agility … Is the type that will throw his body around and hit with force to make the play … Smooth in his backpedal and does not take extra steps coming out of his breaks … Adequate to break down and diagnose plays … Makes up for a lack of top-end speed by taking proper angles in pursuit … Shows decent plant and drive agility … Shows the strength and desire to come up and support vs. the run … Shows adequate body control working in space.

Negatives … More like a "looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane type" … Has provided marginal production and fails to wrest a starting job as a senior … Lacks the speed to be effective in deep routes and will bite on play action … Needs to do a better job of timing his leaps going up for the ball … Will hit with force, but tends to duck his head before contact, causing some backs to slip off his tackles … Throws his body around, but is more of a grab-&-drag down type than a classic wrap tackler … Might be better suited as a Cover-2 linebacker if he can carry the additional bulk with no loss in speed.

2004 Season

Played in every game, starting five contests at free safety … Credited with 54 tackles (41 solos), two stops for losses of 5 yards, a forced fumble and a pass deflection.

2003 GAME Analysis

Alabama-Birmingham … Registered six solo tackles.

Tennessee … Followed with 8 tackles (6 solos) and also stopped tailback Cedric Houston for a 2-yard loss.

Louisiana State … Posted a career-high 13 tackles (9 solos).

Virginia … Was in on seven stops (6 solos).

Florida … Totaled nine tackles (7 solos).

Clemson … Closed out the season with five tackles (3 solos) and a stop for a 3-yard loss.

2003 Season

Redshirted during his first season at South Carolina.

JUNIOR COLLEGE

Attended Georgia Military Academy (2000-01) … 2001 NJCAA First-Team All-American selection … Played for the top defensive unit in the NJCAA, allowing only 67 yards per game.

Injury Report

No injuries reported.

Track

Media Arts major … Nephew of former Pittsburgh Steeler and Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris … Born 12/29/81 … Resides in Tyrone, Georgia.

High School

CAMPUS: 4.72 in the 40-yard dash … 36-inch vertical jump.

Personal

Attended Prepped at Sandy Creek (Ga.) High School (outside of Atlanta), playing football for coach Rodney Walker.

 
 

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