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Joe Giles-Harris | Linebacker

Team: Duke Blue Devils
Age / DOB:  (21) / 4/1/1997
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 240

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Duke redshirt junior LB Joe Giles-Harris (knee) suffered a medial collateral ligament injury in Saturday's 20-12 victory at Miami, HC David Cutcliffe said after the game.
The diagnosis is very preliminary and Giles-Harris will have an MRI to confirm. Cutcliffe said no one is talking about the linebacker requiring surgery at this point. The injury is not an anterior cruicate ligament issue, however. Stay tuned. Nov 3 - 11:37 PM

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Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline lists Duke redshirt junior LB Joe Giles-Harris as a prospect who improved his stock after his performance in Week Two.

Giles-Harris was all over the field against Northwestern, finishing with 10 tackles in the victory over the Big Ten opponent. Pauline -- like many analysts -- has been a big fan of the 6-foot-2, 229-pound linebacker, and he's done nothing so far in 2018 to change that opinion. "What stood out was the completeness of his game, the ability to play three downs in any type of situation and his ability to make plays all over the field," Pauline writes about his performance against Northwestern. He has a chance to be a starter at the next level, he writes, and we agree.
Sep 10 - 5:30 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline grades Duke redshirt junior LB Joe Giles-Harris as the top Blue Devils' draft prospect.

Giles-Harris (6'2/229) gets a second-to-third round grade. That's a big improvement from 2017, when Pauline graded him as a late-round selection. "He’s a fast, fierce linebacker who runs down ball handlers laterally, sells out on the blitz and shows skill in zone coverage," writes Pauline. "I was super impressed the way he progressed in all facets of his position and feel he’s well on his way to developing into a three down defender." Harris has been incredibly productive, and assuming that continues in 2018, he's going to be one of the first linebackers off the board -- assuming he doesn't return to school.
Jul 30 - 12:42 PM

Duke redshirt junior LB Joe Giles-Harris recorded the second-most run stops in 2017 among returning FBS linebackers with 52.

A 2019 draft prospect, Giles-Harris (6'2/229) racked up 125 total tackles, 4.5 sacks, and one interception during his dominant 2017 season. If he performs at a similar level this upcoming season, he could be one of the top linebackers selected in the draft.
Jun 13 - 1:06 PM

Pro Football Focus lists Duke junior LB Joe Giles-Harris as a player to watch for in the 2019 draft.

Giles-Harris was sensational in 2017 as a sophomore, posting 125 tackles -- 16 of them for loss -- and posting a 90.4 PFF grade in the process. Inside linebackers generally aren't early selections, but if Giles-Harris (6'2/229) shows three-down linebacker ability again in 2018, he'll be one of -- if not the -- first to come off the board.
May 4 - 7:44 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline declares that Duke redshirt sophomore LB Joe Giles-Harris "has quietly been one of the most productive linebackers on the college field this season."

The analyst has long been a fan of Giles-Harris', stating over the summer that the linebacker could be a Day 2 pick "if he continues to improve." Mission accomplished on the improvement front. Giles-Harris has 110 tackles, 14 TFL, six quarterback hurries and five pass breakups in eleven games this year. Pauline sees an "explosive run and chase linebacker who shows outstanding pursuit speed and the ability to cover tight ends or running backs down the field." Pauline currently projects Giles-Harris as a Day 2 pick and three-down NFL linebacker with a "nice degree of scheme versatility."
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 04:20:00 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline grades Duke redshirt sophomore LB Joe Giles-Harris as a middle round pick who could move into Day 2 "if he continues to improve."

Giles-Harris burst onto the scene last year with 107 tackles, 9.5 TFL, 4.0 sacks, one interceptions, two breakups, one fumble recovery and four QB pressures. For that, Giles-Harris was a First team Freshman All-American pick by Athlon Sports, Campus Insiders and USA Today. He's a preseason All-ACC selection by Lindy's Sports (3rd team) and Athlon Sports (4th team) and a candidate for the Butkus Award, an honor presented annually to the top linebacker in the nation.
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 01:28:00 PM