The Harris 100 has been active for a few weeks at Houstontexans.com and a second version is being worked on as we speak. As I've continued to study prospects, some that surprisingly declared a little later in the process than I expected. There are just some that were casualties of time, if you will. When the second version of the Harris 100 comes out soon, here are a few names you might eventually see in Harris 100, version 2.0
Stanford wide receiver Simi Fehoko (6-4, 227 lb.) wasn't a complete shock when he declared, but I just didn't have the film work done on him to feel confident about his opportunity in my 100. But, I got some good studying on him done before his Pro Day and felt some kind of way about this draft's potential version of D.K. Metcalf (Ole Miss/Seahawks). Then, he completely blew up his Pro Day and locked up a spot. His speed (4.37 40-yard dash at 227 lb.) showed up on tape as he ran away from UCLA defensive backs on deep routes in the fall and separated a couple of times from Oregon State defensive backs on slant routes. His suddenness was on full display nearly every time that I studied him and when he crushed his Pro Day he more than earned a spot in the Harris 100.
Ohio State linebacker Pete Werner (6-3, 243 lb.) is a complete linebacker with a ton of versatility and athleticism to play a number of roles for an NFL defense. In 2019, one way he stood out to me was when he was tasked with covering Penn State's star tight end Pat Freiermuth one-on-one. He didn't lock the big tight end/receiver up, but he was definitively successful in coverage throughout that win over Penn State. As a senior, he led that Ohio State defense and did just about everything in 2020, helping lead the Buckeyes to the National Championship game against Alabama.
Central Arkansas cornerback Robert Rochell (5-11 ¾, 193 lb.) just destroyed his Pro Day after a solid Senior Bowl. I had the opportunity to call a few games when Rochell was in college and he was always the best athlete on the field. He played a limited fall schedule but enough to keep the skills sharp as he prepped for the Senior Bowl. But, he solidified a spot on the draft's first two days with his Pro Day performance. My gosh. He ran anywhere from 4.39 to 4.45, broad jump 11-1 and posted an insane 43-inch vertical jump. The athleticism pops off the page, no doubt. He does have to clean up his technique just a bit, but he warrants plenty of attention on day two for sure.
One of my favorite players in college football the past two years was Buffalo running back Janet Patterson. He set a ton of records in 2020 and he's just so difficult to find and then wrap up for all defenders. He's strong as an ox and he flashed his speed at Pro Day. He's only 5-6 ½, but he ran a 4.52 in the 40-yard dash certifying his status as one of the top dozen backs in this class.
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