Christian Harris

Christian Harris

Measurements
  • Height
    6005
  • Hand
    9 1/8
  • VJ
    34.5
  • Weight
    226lbs
  • Arm
    32 1/8
  • Speed
    4.44
LB Combine Averages
  • Height
    6011
  • Hand
    9 1/2
  • VJ
    34
  • Weight
    238lbs
  • Arm
    32
  • Speed
    4.69
Sales Pinckney - Scout
Christian Harris
  • Overall Rank
    64
  • Position Rank
    6
  • Position
    LB
  • Age
    21.4 Years
  • Team
    ALABAMA

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles TFL Pressure % Yds/Cov Snap
2019 13 61 7.5 29.6% 1.17
2020 13 79 7.0 26.4% 1.46
2021 15 80 11.5 13.4% 1.05

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Christian Harris has average size and adequate length for the linebacker position. He has a high cut frame a well-defined and muscular build. Has no significant injury history.

  • Size
    5
  • Length
    6
  • Frame/Durability
    7
Grade 6.0

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Plays with above the line toughness and is not afraid of contact. Displays average overall instincts and play reading ability, susceptible to lapses in spacial awareness. Flashes an adequate motor in pursuit, but is inconsistent and takes some plays off.

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    5
  • Effort/Motor
    5
Grade 5.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Harris exhibits adequate explosion and acceleration once the read has been made. He takes time to get to top speed, but once he does, he displays above the line speed. Flashes adequate body control but lacks consistency and can miss tackles as a result. Adequate bend in his lower body which allows him to change directions quickly in open space when covering both tight ends and running backs out of the backfield. Play strength flashes above the line but lack of consistency when engaging blockers in the hole.

  • Explosiveness
    7
  • Speed
    7
  • Body Control
    5
  • Flexibility/Bend
    6
  • Change of Direction
    7
  • Play Strength
    6
Grade 6.3

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Occasionally seen making adjustments pre-snap, but often left that duty to others. Showcases adequate pursuit angles and closing speed when chasing from the backside or scraping over the top. Has adequate physicality at the point of attack but can struggle to disengage from blockers and make a play after contact is initiated. His inconsistent strength when engaging can result in him being washed out of the hole, leaving an open lane for ball carriers to exploit. He can struggle with getting caught in the chaos near the line of scrimmage, resulting in him being a non-factor in the play. In coverage he is a size mismatch against tight ends, but has the quickness to match up with running backs coming out of the backfield. Gets adequate depth in his zone coverage drops, but lacks route recognition outside of screens. His production as a blitzer is also inconsistent, and his motor is hit and miss. Does not have a clear plan of attack as a blitzer and can be easily neutralized when blockers get hands on.

  • Hip Explosiveness
    6
  • Closing Speed
    7
  • Block Shed
    5
  • Pursuit Angles
    6
  • Physicality
    6
  • Cover Ability
    5
  • Productivity
    7
  • Leadership
    6
Grade 6.0

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Christian Harris was an immediate impact player for Alabama after arriving on campus, playing in all 41 possible games with 40 starts. Aligned primarily as an off-ball backer in the box for Alabama and would occasionally line up as a standup end in blitzing situations. He also has experience bumping out into the slot to align over tight ends and running backs. Was named a Freshman All-American in 2019 and was a two-time Butkus Award Semi-Finalist. Projects as a rotational off-ball linebacker that you can win with. Fits best as a WILL in a 4-3 scheme where he can stay clean and pursue to the football. Has the potential to develop into a starter by improving his consistency and the mental aspects of his game while being a significant contributor on special teams.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • VS Georgia
  • Jan - 10 - 2022
  • Extremely productive and displayed a high motor throughout the game
  • iconWorst Game
  • AT Texas A&M
  • Oct - 09 - 2021
  • Limited production, seemed lost in coverage, low motor
Best Trait
Speed
Pro Comparison
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