6-4 200lbs Junior 6-4 200lbs Junior

2011 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Jacory Harris


Jacory Harris– QB- Miami

6-4 200lbs Junior


2008- 1195 yards, 60% completion, 12 touchdowns, 7 interceptions

2009- 3352 yards, 59% completion, 24 touchdowns, 17 interceptions


Harris has above average arm strength.  He can get the ball down the field and delivers the ball on a line in the intermediate passing game. Even with poor technique Harris delivers a very catch-able short ball.  He throws his receivers open giving them the opportunity to create in space. Harris has the tendency to over throw his receivers on long passes.  However, he did show the ability to deliver a very nice bucket pass.  He also can get the ball to his target on a line when needed.  Harris keeps his eyes down the field when faced with pressure.  He has the quickness to pull it down and gain yardage with his feet.  Harris is a quick and athletic quarterback with just enough lateral mobility to make defenders miss.  Out of the pocket Harris can out run most linebackers but he isn’t a speed demon.


The biggest knock on Harris is going to be his ability to decipher information quickly.  He has a tendency to force the football into tight coverage and that is a direct result of poor decision making.  Harris showed that he can go across the field with this progressions but he didn’t properly reset his feet impacting his accuracy.  Harris holds the ball below his breast plate.  He doesn’t set his feet in the direction of his target often falling off throws.  Harris stands upright and off balanced in the pocket. Harris can get rattled by constant pressure, and was witnessed yelling at his linemen. Harris will force a pass into coverage and appears uncomfortable when his initial read is covered. Harris will throw off his back foot a lot.  He will also force passes into tight coverage.  Harris has been turnover prone during his career at Miami. At 6-4 200lbs Harris’ slender build has brought durability concerns.  Looking at Harris I feel that his frame cannot handle much more weight.  Due to his build there will always be a durability concern, he has suffered from several nagging injuries.  Thus far he has played through the majority of those injuries but it has impacted his play.


At this point in his career Harris is not much more than a project quarterback.  He needs to return to Miami for his Senior season and that appears very likely.  He needs to tighten up his footwork and overall mechanics in order to become more accurate.

Projected Round:

Right now Harris is probably looking like an undrafted free agent and he should return for his Senior season.