Maurice Harris, WR
School: California | Conference: PAC 12
Years Pro: R | Age: 23
Height / Weight: 6-3 / 200 lbs
Projected Redskins Status: Cut before the final 53
Maurice Harris was one of many reliable targets for Jared Goff at Cal. Harris has the size and catch radius fellow former teammates Bryce Treggs, Kenny Lawler, and Trevor Davis don’t have and that few wide receivers have in general. Harris was the 5th receiving target in the Golden Bears offense. Harris served as a security blanket on screen, hitch, and comeback routes mainly for Cal. He is also a decent redzone target. He posted decent pro day numbers running a 4.56 40 yard dash.
Things have been quiet for Harris on the twitter and overall news front but he has stiff competition to get on the radar of coaches with the Redskins receiving core already stacked with Pierre Garcon, Desean Jackson, Jamison Crowder, Josh Doctson, and presumably Ryan Grant and Rashad Ross. Harris will really have to show he provides more value than Grant and Ross to make a case to win a roster spot. Harris also faces competition from other WR’s including Reggie Diggs, Valdez Showers, and Jarvis Turner.
Harris should pick the brain of his cousin Keenen Allen for tips on making it in the NFL.
- Excellent size and catch radius.
- Reliable hands.
- Runs 3 routes but runs them well the screen , the curl, and the comeback.
- Not an exceptional athlete speed is lacking to stretch the field doesn't have any quick twitch moves.
- Production is lacking for a 4-year college career can he break through that perceived ceiling?
Let’s see his work:
@Calmy66 Maurice Harris is interesting. He plays gunner on teams too— Emmanual Benton (@Manny_PPI) June 10, 2016
Maurice Harris' 1 handed catch. Went ALL THE WAY UP! #HTTR #Redskins #Undrafted #FootbalVines #1HandedCatches https://t.co/17wQgK5vcy— Take Me 2 The Shire (@braves_on) May 4, 2016
How He Can Impact The Redskins
There are a lot of questions around Maurice Harris , at least from me. I’d really like to see a little more coverage of the guy if he’s doing well in camp. Even with the drafting of Josh Doctson the Redskins could still use size at the WR position. The road is tough but not impossible for Harris if he can prove he can play consistently well (and better than Rashad Ross or Ryan Grant) on special teams. However even if Harris made the team it would be doubtful he would see the field given a healthy receiving core. Despite his long odds he may prove to be another quality finding in the mass pool of UDFA’s. You can't teach size and arguably reliable hands and if the coaches see a player they can develop he could have a future with the Redskins even if it isn't on the active roster. In the end I see Harris as a prime target for the practice squad.