Breaking News: Lions Trade Ronald Curry For Orien Harris

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Breaking News: Lions Trade Ronald Curry For Orien Harris
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OK, so maybe it's not "breaking" news but it is something to talk about during this dry spell leading into training camp.

Orien Harris has been an journey man since being drafted out of Miami (FL) in the fourth round after a promising career that prompted many to compare him to a young Warren Sapp.

This could be a great move for the Lions who gave up Ronald Curry in the trade. Ronald Curry was likely going to be beat out by Dennis Northcutt for the slot receiver position anyway.

Personally, I love the move.  Orien will add competition and depth to the Lions weakest position.  If he comes to camp in good shape, he could even push for a starting role. Let's hope Orien Harris can live up to the hype that surrounded him coming out of college.

Scouting Report on Orien Harris:

40-Yard Dash: 5.20 (EST)


He is your prototypical defensive tackle that can stop the run and get after the quarterback. Orien has all the potential in the world and for the most part he has lived up to the hype. He is a very unselfish player that does whatever is asked of him. Though his stats don't show it, he is a great pass rusher.


Orien has the size you look for, but doesn't take on blockers very well. He has no trouble at getting in the backfield, but rarely produces any sacks. He needs to polish his defensive moves as well.


Orien Harris has all the potential in the world, and I think he will be a great defensive tackle. Has a nose for the ball and is constantly causing havoc in the backfield. He will make an impact on any team right away and is my sleeper pick. Watch out for this kid. He could be one of the best at his position in a couple years.

NFL Comparison: A young Warren Sapp

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