Marcell Harris NFL Draft 2018: Scouting Report for San Francisco 49ers' Pick

Matt Miller@nfldraftscoutNFL Draft Lead WriterApril 28, 2018

Florida defensive back Marcell Harris (26) is congratulated by defensive back Quincy Wilson (6) and defensive back Teez Tabor (31) after Harris intercepted a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against North Texas in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
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POSITIVES

NFL body (6'1", 216 lbs) and has muscular definition and thickness. He won't need time to develop there.

—Willing hitter who comes with thump.

—Drives downhill with good leverage on out-breaking routes.

—Was a major special teams player at Florida while sitting behind top-tier prospects.

—Excellent at running alleys and cleaning up in the run game.

       

NEGATIVES

—Achilles injury ended 2017 season before it began.

—Limited college production and playing time.

—Average athlete and small range as a deep safety.

—Doesn't have the lateral agility to be effective downfield in coverage against even adequate competition.

           

OVERALL

Marcell Harris' limited production and season-ending injury in 2017 make his evaluation a major guess. Teams will be taking a risk on a prospect who has an underwhelming athletic profile and is almost solely a sub-package dime linebacker. He will have to earn a special teams role and hope franchises are willing to invest a year or two in his development.

            

GRADE: 5.29 (Priority Free Agent)

PRO COMPARISON: Morgan Burnett, Pittsburgh Steelers

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