Jacob Harris could be a nice mid-round pick for the Giants
The 2021 NFL Draft is just under three weeks away and teams from around the league, including the New York Giants have been meeting with prospects.
It looks like the Giants have met with UCF tight end Jacob Harris, who is considered a wide receiver/tight end. He’s listed at 6-foot-5, 219 pounds.
Harris is considered a possible sleeper pick, by Dane .Brugler of The Athletic. Here’s what he wrote:
A candidate to be the first scouting combine snub drafted in April, Harris is one of the more intriguing skill players in this year’s class. He grew up with dreams of playing professional soccer and committed to play collegiate soccer at Florida Gulf Coast. But Harris gave football a chance as a high school senior (with zero previous experience), and something clicked. He left Florida Gulf Coast after one week and spent one season at Western Kentucky as a walk-on. Harris walked on again at UCF and steadily developed into one of the team’s go-to threats, with eight touchdown grabs as a senior.
Harris plays with controlled burst and long strides to challenge defensive backs, and he flashes the potential to run the full tight end route tree. He is an older prospect — he’ll be 24 on draft weekend — and still young in football years, so there will be obvious growing pains in the NFL. But Harris is an ideal developmental tight end because of his size, athleticism and special-teams mentality (10 career tackles in college).
The one reason that the Giants may not take Harris is if they view him as a tight end because they already have Evan Engram, Kaden Smith and Kyle Rudolph. Of course if they do draft Harris, I think Smith would be the odd man out.
Despite all of the weapons that the Giants have added this offseason, I could see them taking a wide receiver and/or tight end at some point in the draft.
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