Here's what some draftniks and sportswriters have to say about Montel Harris.
Dane Brugler, NFL Draft Scout: "His vision and feel as a runner is evident with the quickness to elude defenders, but his baggage might be too much. Despite setting the Boston College all-time rushing mark, Harris was dismissed from the program in May after several team violations, transferring to Temple in July and earning immediate eligibility. He has a history of knee issues as well, missing all of last season and reinjuring his knee this past spring."
Matt Waldman, Rookie Scouting Portfolio: "If you ask me, there’s a lot to like about Harris. I like the fact that he graduated from Boston College and is pursuing a graduate degree at Temple. I’m a fan of the discipline it takes to earn a black belt. I’m also bullish on the fact that Harris has dedicated almost half his life to studying karate. It doesn’t hurt that Carolina Panther linebacker Luke Kuechly has praise for Harris’ game – especially his balance."
Freddie Shires, Inside the War Room: "Harris isn’t big, he isn’t fast but he just seems to have a knack for finding the hole and running between the tackles. A patient runner, who’s great at catching the ball out of the backfield, Harris would be a truly ideal fit for a heavy zone-blocking scheme and, were it not for the presence of Alfred Morris in Washington, you’d think him and Shanahan were a match made in heaven. The character and health concerns could well mean he goes undrafted in April but Harris should be able to play his way into a running back-by-committee situation in the preseason and, from there, go about making a case for his starting credentials."