Harris, 22, is from Winter Park and will leave Coral Gables to head there to be with family during the draft. He finished the season with 37 tackles, 8 1/2 sacks, 10 1/2 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and tied for the team lead with six quarterback hurries, all as a rotating backup because the Hurricanes' defense was so dominant.
Harris' four-year college career, despite a fractured left hand in 2016, has been undeniably successful. He started 19 games and has played all three linebacker spots. Coaches nicknamed him Toolbox Trent because he is smart, equipped to handle any situation and is relentless.
So, why the snub? At 6-2 and 250 pounds, Harris is considered undersized for a defensive end. But that hasn't stopped him from manhandling quarterbacks.
I was thinking today there could be a 53-man role for a late-round / UDFA rookie RB. Michel, Burkhead, and White are roster locks with carved-out roles, assuming Michel is ready to handle a good amount of work. Bolden's the perfect fourth guy who can provide ST value. They probably need a fifth guy for depth, but he's going to be inactive most weeks barring injury. It probably makes more sense for that to be a developmental guy like Webb than a vet like Gillislee or Hill. If Michel isn't ready, one of those guys has a better a chance of sticking and then Webb is likely the odd man out.Got what seems like a decent signing bonus for a UDFA
“Vanderbilt RB Ralph Webb to Patriots, got $70,000 guaranteed money, $20,000 bonus, $50,000 base gtd”
Did anyone else get a Bruschi flashback with this writeup?
Harris, much like Berrios, should be a nice fit. Not the type that's going to wow you with his physical ability but he improved consistently throughout his career and he a real nice senior year. Very versatile and had a knack for making timely/clutch plays when the Canes D needed it.