2017 NFL Draft

Mark Harrison, WR

School: Rutgers  |  Conference: BIGE
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Stratford, CT
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 231 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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04/29/2013 - The Bears on Sunday agreed to terms with the following 10 undrafted free agents: Rutgers receiver Mark Harrison...Harrison led Rutgers last season with 44 receptions for 583 yards and six touchdowns. As a sophomore in 2010, he started 11 of 12 games played and was named the team's offensive MVP, recording 44 receptions for 829 yards and nine TDs. Pro Football Weekly's 2013 Draft Preview describes Harrison as a "big, straight-linish, monotone receiver who flashes ability to factor outside the numbers and in the red zone." - Larry Mayer, ChicagoBears.com

03/28/2013 - 2013 Rutgers Pro Day: Representatives from all 32 NFL teams gathered at the pro day held at Rutgers on March 13, where 17 Scarlett Knights went through a workout held indoors in a practice bubble on FieldTurf. Mark Harrison, WR (6-3, 220) - Harrison - who was at the combine - has a broken left foot and was only measured at the pro day. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

12/04/2012 - 12/4/12 NFL DRAFT SCOUT RISER: 4. Mark Harrison, WR, Rutgers...Few receivers have the size, strength and speed of Harrison, who hasn't always lived up to the measureables. However he flashed his big play ability against Louisville last Thursday with a season-best 131 yards on six catches, including a 65-yard catch-and-go touchdown with Harrison doing most of the work. Listed at 6-3 and 230 pounds, he is a huge target for the quarterback and uses his large wingspan to snatch grabs out of the air and his muscle build to create mismatches against cornerbacks and shrug off would-be tacklers.

Harrison lacks much burst and needs a few steps to accelerate to his top speed, but has decent build-up speed with his long strides to run away from trouble. He has developed as a senior from past years, showing much better discipline and reliability with his hands to secure catches. Harrison does a nice job coming back to the ball to help his quarterback and does well in traffic to use his frame against defenders. He won t wow anyone athletically, but his physical skills could earn him a late round draft pick, especially after leading the Scarlet Knights in catches this season with 42 receptions. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

11/29/2012 - SCOUTING THE OFFENSE: Don't expect Rutgers to get away from what has worked this season, particularly given the recent struggles of Gary Nova. Expect a lot of handoffs and check-downs, but the game may turn on the times he tries to stretch the field and hit Brandon Coleman or Mark Harrison deep. Louisville's defense is excellent, and it's not going to make it easy to move the ball down the field. - The Sports Xchange

09/11/2012 - BIG EAST: PLAYERS WHOSE NFL DRAFT STOCK IS FALLING - WEEK 2: Mark Harrison, Rutgers: Also an outsider to get picked, Harrison has been ineffective in two easy wins for the Scarlet Knights. He will have a chance to be more involved once Rutgers is forced to throw more, and perhaps sophomore quarterback Gary Nova will be more comfortable in the offense as the season goes on. But in two games, Harrison has just eight catches for 37 yards. - Evan Hilbert, CBSSports.com

06/29/2012 - Top-five Rutgers prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 5. WR Mark Harrison (6-3, 230)...Throughout Schiano's tenure as head coach, the Scarlet Knights have featured a vertical passing attack that has led to some eye-popping production from talented receivers. Sanu, of course, left as the school's all-time receptions leader but most of his catches came over the middle. Prior to him was more classic outside burners like Kenny Britt, Tiquan Underwood and Tim Brown, among others. As late as a year ago Harrison looked poised to join these ranks, catching 44 passes for 829 yards and nine scores to overshadow Sanu. Rather than take off in 2010, however, Harrison slid back, struggling with drops amid the expecations of becoming a superstar. While he averaged a gaudy 19.6 yards per catch a season ago, his production slipped mightily and he finished with "just" 14 grabs for 274 yards and two scores -- a catch total that ranked him fifth on the team. Harrison has the blend of size and speed that every scout is looking for but to earn more than late round or free agent considerations, he'll need to revert back to the consistent playmaking form he showed earlier in his career. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com


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