Round 2: Charles Harris, DE, Missouri
Charles Harris is one of those exceptional talents that is the “bright spot” teams, fortunately, find on a really bad team. The defensive end has just been better and better over his career, while the Missouri Tigers have continued to be dreadful.
What you have to love about Harris comes down to two major factors. First of all, he stays healthy. Harris has played in 33 games in his three-year career at Mizzou. Secondly, he has progressed as a pass rusher each year.
As a freshman, Harris compiled 13 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble. By the time he became a junior, Harris was able to grow those numbers to 61 tackles, nine sacks and two forced fumbles. Scouts feed on progression and there is no doubt that there will be plenty of scouts talking executives into taking a chance on Harris in the first round.
However, we project Harris as an end of the first round, beginning of the second round talent that may fall right into the New York Jets’ hands. Adding Harris, who has refined his pass rushing skills over his collegiate career, could be the best compliment to add to a defensive line that includes Mo Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson and Pro Bowler Leonard Williams.