Eagles have worked out Missouri defensive end Charles Harris
11 April 2017 DRAFT
Per a report by ESPN’s Tim McManus, the Eagles have worked out projected first round pick Charles Harris.
“The Eagles have worked out Missouri defensive end Charles Harris. A projected first-round pick, Harris had nine sacks and 12 tackles for a loss last season. Pass-rusher is a sneaky need for the Eagles,” says McManus.
Defensive end is an underrated need for the Eagles. Even with all of his success last season, Brandon Graham, who led the team in sacks, only had 5.5 sacks. The Eagles need to get to the quarterback and maybe Harris is the answer.
In a scouting report with NFL.com, Lance Zierlein had this to say about Harris.
“High-cut pass rusher with good athleticism but concerns regarding his ability to drop anchor against the run. Ironically, Harris might be best suited as a penetrator which is something he fought against this season. His hands can be improved as pass rush weapons, but he has agility and footwork that can’t be taught. 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.”
Also, an interesting note is, Zierlein compares Harris to Connor Barwin. I do not know how that will workout!
The Eagles can go anywhere with the 14th pick, to be honest. Their best bet would be to take the best player on their board. But, with that being said, I would not be mad with Harris.
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