2009 NFL Draft Prospects: <br> Victor Harris Profile
Strengths: Huge size for a corner with good strength ... Consistent playmaker throughout his career ... Very experienced ... Aggressive football player who makes the big hit ... Game-changing ball skills ... Knack for the clutch play ... Shows great awareness in zone coverage ... Times jump balls well ... Athletic ... Displays good tackling technique ... Smooth hips ... Understands coverages and is smart ... Well coached coming from a program with great pedigree ... Impressive skill set.
Weaknesses: Timed speed will go under microscope ... Questionable acceleration issues; needs to close on the football more quickly ... Occasionally gets too high out of his backpedal ... Gambles in coverage more often than he should.
Summary: At one time I thought Harris could be a top 10 pick because on film he is such a great playmaker, and I stand by how much I like him. Might not time in the low 4.4s, but he is still athletic, and consistent playmakers do not grow on trees. Ideal fit in the Tampa 2, but he can still play press man coverage. Underrated prospect in the shadow of the current tier one corners. A great combine, which I don�t anticipate, could get him in the top 20 picks.
Player Comparison: Rashean Mathis. These big corners have great ball skills and are great at supporting the run.
The reason Peppers is a bad fit and it ain't because of his low stats, but because he would not fit Tampa's defense. The bucs had a guy similar to him in Mark Barron who is now with the rams. The 2nd rounder is fine, but the 3rd rounder is also terrible. Brian Hill sucks. Roderick Johnson in the 3rd would be better and Ryan Ramcyzk, Cam Robinson or Budda Baker in the 1st.