Jamie Harper - Clemson (HT: 6-0 - WT: 230) Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 19 of 30
Positives: Great size/speed combination... Has good quickness, and terrific feet... A load to bring down in the open field... Does a good job of keeping his feet moving in the pile... Has great hands, can make the tough catch... Adequate pass blocker, has a large frame and base to anchor... No significant injury history... Clemson has a strong history of producing NFL caliber running backs... One of the highest rated players in the country coming out of high school (Number three running back in the nation by ESPN)... Has a very high ceiling if he gets the chance to be a feature back... Is the type of player who can rise in post season workouts due to his size and overall athletic ability... Good fit for a zone blocking scheme.
Negatives: Lacks explosion, takes him some time to get to top speed, doesn't hit the hole with any sort of burst... Tries to dance too much with feet, needs to learn to lower his shoulder and run through defenders consistently... Questionable vision, misses some holes and runs into his blockers at times... Doesn't have a ton of experience, has never eclipsed 200 carries in a season, served as the backup to C.J. Spiller and James Davis in 08 and 09 then shared the backfield with Andre Ellington in 2010... Struggled against top defenses this year, most of his yards came in big games against bad teams... Underachieved throughout his career at Clemson, was expected to be one of the best players in the nation and has never seized the opportunity... Needed to return to school for his senior season, hasn't proven to anybody that he deserves to be a top pick... Boom or bust type of player, physically has everything you look for in a running back, but hasn't put it all together yet.
(January 27) --
The week of Senior Bowl practices are over, but more coverage is on the way.
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