The Harris 100: Version 2.0


Texans analyst and radio sideline reporter John Harris unveiled his top 100 prospects for the NFL Draft. (Photos courtesy of AP)


The Senior Bowl and the Combine are in the books so it's time to post version 2.0 of my Harris Top 100 powered by Toshiba. I've been watching more tape, was in Indianapolis to watch workouts and studied Combine workouts throughout the weekend. Here are some of the movers on my board.

-- Baylor QB Bryce Petty moved into the top 100 and should've been there all along. I went back to watch a couple of games from 2014 - the loss at West Virginia and the win over Kansas State. Those two games couldn't have been more different but as I was watching I realized that he was still dealing with a back injury during the West Virginia game. Furthermore, he was nearly fully healthy by the Kansas State game. As such, he was brilliant against Kansas State. Decisive. Good footwork and fundamentals. Sharp balL. At the Combine, we interviewed his QB coach George Whitfield who raved about Petty. The former Bear went on the field on Saturday and threw it effortlessly and well. He moved up into the top 100.

-- West Virginia WR Kevin White moved up the board after a stellar Combine. I didn't think he was in the 4.35 range in the 40; that's Calvin Johnson territory. I'm a huge fan of his game but it was that speed that forced me to move him up my board. Same goes for Vic Beasley from Clemson. He put on a show during the Combine but it wasn't anything I didn't expect. I moved him up my board because he worked out that well at 246 pounds. He, apparently, weighed 225 pounds at the end of the 2014 season. His play matches his workout, but the weight was a concern. Uh, not any more.

-- Tulane CB Lorenzo Doss was one of the last players left out of version 1.0 but after watching a couple more games, combined with a solid Combine workout, I moved him back into the Top 100. There just aren't many that have his ball hawk skills and I've been a big fan for a couple of years.

-- Leaving Hobart College OT/C Ali Marpet off version 1.0 was my biggest miss and I'm embarrassed I made that mistake. He followed a strong Combine with an outstanding Combine performance. He can play, let's not get that twisted, no matter the level.

-- Michigan State CB Trae Waynes ran a 4.31, way faster than I would've guessed. He needed to move up my board but luckily I had him slotted relatively correct the first time.

-- The TCU players all took a bit of a hit. The problem is I know all of them can play but the slow 40 times for LB Paul Dawson and S Chris Hackett, in particular, were disconcerting. The TCU Pro Day became as intriguing as any after the less than average performances in Indianapolis.

Now, it's on to Pro Days. We'll see if any player makes a huge leap after the on-campus visits and we'll start to hone in on team needs as free agency kicks off in a couple of weeks.

View photos from Monday's workouts at the NFL combine.


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