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Chris Harper | Wide Receiver

Team: Kansas State Wildcats
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230

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Seahawks selected Kansas State WR Chris Harper with the No. 123 overall pick.
It's another great value pick by GM John Schneider. Harper (6-foot 3/4, 229) was Collin Klein's go-to guy in 2012, catching 58 balls for 857 yards (14.8 YPR) and three touchdowns. The stats weren't sensational in K-State's mind-numbing run-first offense, but Harper is a highly physical receiver with big (9 3/4") strong hands and impressive tape, winning at the catch point with strength. Drawing some Anquan Boldin comparisons, Harper ran 4.55 at the Combine with a 35.5-inch vertical and 20 bench-press reps. Harper lacks true separation skills, but projects as a classic Z receiver. He'll play special teams as a rookie and fight for wideout snaps in a year or three. Sat, Apr 27, 2013 01:25:00 PM

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The Baltimore Ravens "really like" Kansas State WR Chris Harper, according to draft insider Tony Pauline.

Harper unofficially ran in the 4.38 range at the school's pro day on Tuesday, but is drawing plenty of comparisons to Anquan Boldin due to his size and ability to make catches in traffic. We expect an early third day selection to be in his future.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 10:05:00 AM

Kansas State WR Chris Harper ran an official 4.55 forty at the NFL Combine.

Harper registered a 1.55 10 yard split. The big target is one of the more thickly built receivers in the class and is drawing comparisons to Anquan Boldin. We think he's selected on the draft's third day.
Sun, Feb 24, 2013 04:48:00 PM

Scouts Inc.'s Matt Williamson likes Kansas State WR Chris Harper in the top 40.

Williamson's comment comes a couple of days after The Sideline View's Lance Zierlein said Harper is a target for the Houston Texans outside of the second round. Nevertheless, Harper's stock seems to be rising. He compares favorably to Anquan Boldin.
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 08:36:00 PM

Lance Zierlein of the Sideline View believes Kansas State WR Chris Harper fits what the Texans are looking for after the second-round.

Harper is a bigger target but is expected to run quite well in Indy. The Kansas State receiver profiles similarly to Anquan Boldin, winning with strong hands, but which version of Boldin will be the question.
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 02:05:00 PM

Former NFL scout Russ Lande cites sources that have told him Kansas State WR Chris Harper will lock up a high second-round pick if he runs in the 4.4s at the Combine.

The same sources say Harper doesn't show that speed on film but Harper has been clocked at these times before. The Kansas State product had a very good week in Mobile, showing reliable hands and consistently separated form corners despite a very thick frame.
Fri, Jan 25, 2013 02:02:00 PM

Kansas State WR Chris Harper will attend the Senior Bowl.

Harper is a thickly built former quarterback who has made a seamless transition to receiver. His season totals of 786 yards and three touchdowns on 50 receptions aren't eye popping, but if Harper shows the ability to separate with burst and not just with his frame, he could sneak into the third day.
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 01:02:00 PM

Former quarterback Chris Harper has transitioned nicely into a productive receiver at Kansas State.

A star high-school QB in Kansas, Harper signed on with Oregon, but never played for the Ducks. He transferred back to his home state two years ago and has developed into a nice receiver for the Wildcats. In fact, he enters Saturday’s game against Missouri with a team-high 17 catches, only eight fewer than what he had all last season.
Thu, Oct 6, 2011 12:16:00 PM

Despite Kansas State coach Bill Snyder's assertion that Chris Harper is a wide receiver first and foremost, Harper did at least hint that he could move around come the fall.    "I'll probably move around a little bit," Harper said, "but the big man determines that." Harper went on to say he's been slowed a bit this spring by nagging injuries, but getting back up-to-speed.

As we've mentioned before, Harper is a fantasy wildcard this year. He could be a playmaker that is utilized in a variety of ways or he could catch a couple balls a game.  He's worth a late pick as a sleeper in BCS-only leagues.
Thu, Apr 22, 2010 01:15:00 PM

Kansas State's Chris Harper, who transferred from Oregon in large part because he wanted an opportunity to play quarterback, is now happy as a clam to be catching footballs in Manhattan. Go figure.

Harper is a very intriguing athlete, and it wouldn't surprise us at all if he scores in a variety of ways in 2010, including throwing the pigskin. However on a team that will likely be built around Daniel Thomas, his fantasy production will be sporadic.
Sat, Apr 17, 2010 12:15:00 AM

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Kansas State's Chris Harper, assumed to be a factor in the quarterback battle, will "play exclusively at wide receiver." 

This is a bit of a surprise as the Oregon transfer seemed an intriguing option to run the Bill Snyder offense. Look for Harper's talents to be used in a variety of ways, thus he's a fantasy factor in Big 12 leagues.
Mon, Apr 5, 2010 10:00:00 PM

ESPN's Ted Miller lists Kansas State transfer quarterback/wide receiver Chris Harper as one of his Big 12 players to watch this spring and fall.

We love Harper's potential at quarterback under Bill Snyder.  Snyder's best teams have had a quarterback (Michael Bishop) that can run and pass, which Harper can do.
Mon, Feb 8, 2010 11:00:00 PM

Kansas State transfer Chris Harper is looking forward to the opportunity to play quarterback for Bill Snyder and Kansas State.

And so are we. Harper's athletic ability meshes well with Snyder's style, making Harper a solid draft and stash player in deep keeper leagues.
Thu, Jul 9, 2009 01:15:00 PM

Oregon transfer Chris Harper, who has recently decided to enroll at Kansas State, told Jeffrey Martin of the Kansas City Star that he's "definitely going to be a quarterback."

The athletic Harper will spend 2009 working on his throwing, and this super athlete will look to take the Big 12 by storm come 2010. File this one away boys and girls.
Mon, Jun 15, 2009 03:30:00 PM

Oregon freshman quarterback Chris Harper (sore shoulder) will play wide receiver for the remainder of the season, and this could be a college career move.

Have to wait and see on this one, as Harper's role as a WR is up in the air.
Thu, Oct 16, 2008 12:30:00 AM