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Giants beat writer Jordan Raanan passes along word that Missouri edge rusher Charles Harris will be drafted earlier than many believe.

Not us, as we think Harris is locked into the top 15. Raanan suggests Harris could be drafted ahead of Derek Barnett, which is how Josh Norris ranks the duo. Harris is a true edge rusher, winning upfield with an explosive get off and a swim move, then countering with a spin move. Rushing the passer is critical, and Harris offers that.
Apr 19 - 10:04 AM

The Sporting News' Eric Galko passes along that Missouri edge rusher Charles Harris has received "multiple" top-10 grades.

Galko, himself, expects Harris to be drafted within the first 15 picks. The analyst pegs his draft ceiling as high as the No. 6 pick to the Jets and does not believe that the 6-foot-3, 260-pounder will fall further than the Colts at No. 15. Not everybody sees matters so ebulliently. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline, for one, did not have Harris sliding off the board until pick No. 58 (to the Seahawks) in his most recent four-round mock draft. We would tend more toward Galko's assessment of Harris as a potential top-15 pick than we would Pauline's more conservative second-round evaluation.
Apr 18 - 6:32 PM

Missouri DT Josh Augusta visited the Patriots on Wednesday.

This past season, Augusta logged 23 tackles (4.0 for loss), a sack and a pass defended in 10 games played. NFL Media's Lance Zierlein would like to see the 6-foot-3, 347-pounder cut a bit of weight, in order to level up his quickness, which in turn might allow him to work more smoothly in defeating blocks in the opposition running game.
Apr 13 - 6:10 PM

The Jets brought in Missouri edge rusher Charles Harris for a visit, according to Ian Rapoport.

Harris is going in the first round. The pass rusher has an awesome primary move with tremendous burst off the line to beat tackles upfield, but he also has a counter spin move to win when the blockers compensate. Harris did not test well at the Combine, but followed it up with an outstanding pro day. The reason? We would point to rest.
Apr 7 - 11:08 AM

Missouri has lifted the indefinite suspension for junior RB Nate Strong.

Strong was suspended indefinitely for reasons unknown in early March, but while indefinite suspensions often drag on for a significant amount of time, this one has apparently already run its course after just four weeks. The 6-foot, 211-pound Brown joined the Tigers as a JUCO recruit in the 2016 class and picked up 137 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns in four games played during the past season.
Apr 4 - 9:42 PM

An NFC North regional scout cautioned against putting too much stock into Missouri edge rusher Charles Harris' lackluster 2016 season.

"Don't get caught up in his numbers this year," the scout said. "He just didn't mesh with what they asked him to do. He's also got to be coachable and I think he may have fought the changes a little too much. What I saw in 2015 is what I think he's going to be." To be fair, Harris wasn't terrible last year, earning second-team All-SEC honors by logging 12 TFL and nine sacks. NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares Harris to Connor Barwin. "His hands can be improved as pass rush weapons, but he has agility and footwork that can't be taugh," Zierlein wrote. "Harris can play on the edge in a 4-3 or 3-4 front and should be the next in a line of early contributing defensive ends coming out of Missouri."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 27 - 1:49 PM

Missouri redshirt junior WR Nate Brown underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Brown can't catch a break. An ankle injury stole his 2016 season, and now the 2017 campaign has gotten off to an ominous start. A team spokesman said Brown will be a "full go" for fall camp, but his injury history suggests that isn't assured. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder caught 27 balls for 326 yards and four touchdowns in 2015.
Mar 24 - 1:02 PM

An AFC scout present for Missouri's pro day told College Football 24/7 that edge rusher Charles Harris was "damn impressive."

On pro day, Harris retook several of the athletic tests he had previously completed at the Combine (his initial workout in Indianapolis was not noteworthy). Among his results on Thursday, he managed to improve on his vertical leap by a considerable margin, upping the jump from 32 inches to 37.5 inches. An NFL scout who spoke with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Bob McGinn praised him for being "athletic [and] physical." He could potentially hear his name called in the back half of Day 1 come the draft.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 23 - 9:58 PM

NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah believes Missouri edge rusher Charles Harris is "a stud."

Harris recently climbed 16 spots in Jeremiah's overall rankings and currently sits at No. 19 overall. We loved watching Harris' game, as he was explosive off the line to win within five yards and offered a counter spin versus offensive tackles favoring the outside line. However, his athletic testing was abysmal, placing him in the 9th percentile. What is the truth?
Mar 20 - 10:19 AM

Missouri edge rusher Charles Harris moved up 16 spots in Daniel Jeremiah's top 50 and currently sits at No. 19 overall.

"Overall, Harris is a very polished pass rusher who should be able to harass quarterbacks as soon as he hits an NFL field," Jeremiah writes. We loved Harris' game during the season, as he has a great get off and pairs it with an effective counter move. However, testing in the 9th percentile for a pass rusher is a major concern.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 13 - 11:25 AM

Packers beat writer Bob McGinn spoke to one NFL scout who called Missouri edge rusher Charles Harris "one of the better defensive players in the draft."

"He’s athletic, physical, tough and can rush the passer like those other Missouri guys," the scout added. We were right there with the evaluator before the NFL Combine, but then Harris tested in 9th percentile and did not show the explosion or short area agility we hoped to see. Harris, on tape, has an outstanding get off, some bend to take advantage of that step advantage and offers a spin as a counter move.
Mar 13 - 9:07 AM

Missouri edge rusher Charles Harris posted a 1.65s 10-yard split at the NFL Scouting Combine.

In addition, Harris turned in poor agility scores. He ended up testing in the 9th-percentile of edge rushers, according to Zach Whitman's SPARQ calculations. "That is beyond bad," wrote Rotoworld's Josh Norris. "I still appreciate his initial three steps and deploying a counter off of that if necessary." Harris was considered a great athlete entering the NFL Combine. Finishing 29th out of 32 edge rushers by SPARQ score is going to cause scouts to reconsider aspects of his evaluation, however.
Source: Rotoworld
Mar 8 - 2:10 PM

Missouri junior RB Nate Strong has been suspended indefinitely.

No word as of yet as to what Strong did to land in hot water with HC Barry Odom, at least not beyond the boilerplate "violation of team rules." The 6-foot, 211-pounder signed with Missouri out of the JUCO ranks as part of the Tigers' 2016 class. He went on to rush for 137 yards (4.3 YPC) and two touchdowns over the course of four games played during the past campaign.
Mar 7 - 10:11 PM

Missouri redshirt junior WR Nate Brown (ankle) is fully healthy.

Brown missed all of last season due to an ankle injury. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder logged 27 receptions for 326 yards and four touchdowns in 2015. He's a frontrunner to start across from J'Mon Moore this fall.
Mar 7 - 3:51 PM

Missouri senior RB Ish Witter (shoulder) will be limited in contact drills during spring football.

He's recovering from shoulder surgery. Witter finished last season with a career-high 750 yards and six touchdowns on 162 carries (4.6 avg.). He was displaced as lead back by Damarea Crockett around mid-season and will enter 2017 as the change-of-pace back.
Mar 7 - 2:46 PM


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