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2011 Denver Broncos Draft Cameos: Brandon Harris

Cornerback - Brandon Harris, Miami

Height:  5'9"
Weight:  191
40yd:  4.53

Interest Level:

Private Workout:  Yes
Private Visit to Team Facility:  No
Attended Proday: No
Other: -

Quick Take:

Cerebral player who knows the game and his role within it very well, but is on the short side and has struggled with the larger receivers, such as Notre Dame's Michael Floyd.  Grew up with a father who was a coach, and has been surrounded by the game his whole life.  Skilled in man-coverage, with the speed to be sticky in coverage, and terrific leaping ability that helps to keep him competitive on most routes.  Knows how to get after the ball in the air and down the field.  Has a classic corner's stride, that allows him to cover ground quickly, close surprisingly fast, and stay on most fly routes.  Measures fast, but looks even faster on film.  Not the complete package like Peterson, but would hold his own in any CB class.

Where He Goes in the Draft:

Top of the 2nd round

What is Denver's Interest In Him?


Harris makes a terrific consolation prize if Denver passes on Peterson and wants a starter at corner.  Has a better than average chance of transitioning quickly to a starting role, and should be in consideration at the #36 spot. 

Position, Name

CB Patrick Peterson

DT Marcell Dareus

QB Blaine Gabbert

Top OLB/DE Von Miller
DE Robert Quinn

DT Nick Fairley

QB Cam Newton

Middle OT Nate Solder
OT Anthony Costanzo
DE Da'Quan Bowers
DE Aldon Smith

Bottom DT/NT Phil Taylor
DE Adrian Clayborn
OG/C Danny Watkins
OLB Akeem Ayers

Top DE Jabaal Sheard
CB Brandon Harris
2 Middle


3 Middle


4 Middle

5 Top



[Note:  All players in the table are ranked by overall grade within their round grouping, however, the round groupings are based on where this player will likely be drafted based on where teams are currently selecting in the draft.  Therefore a player is ranked within a group by his level of ability, but players in nearby groupings may have higher or lower actual grades, despite being in a different group.  Confusing enough for you? --Styg]