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2011 Texans Draft Profile: Brandon Harris

With the 60th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans selected Brandon Harris, Cornerback from Miami.

Considered one of the top corners in the draft, the Texans traded back into the 2nd round to get this potential starting cornerback.

With a very suspect secondary, the Texans addressed their need for a ball hawk with Harris. A high work ethic kid, Harris excelled at Miami, being a complete player at the corner position. Starting 32 games of the 39 he appeared in, he recorded 132 tackles, 4 interceptions, and 28 pass breakups in his Hurricane tenure.

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Tale of the Tape

Hometown: Miami, FL

Height: 5'10"

Weight: 191 lbs.

40 yd. time: 4.53

Bench @ 225 lbs.: 13

Awards

2010 JIM THORPE AWARD SEMIFINALIST
2010 ALL-ACC SECOND TEAM
2010 NAGURSKI WATCH LIST

2010 SPORTING NEWS PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA
2009 JIM THORPE AWARD SEMIFINALIST
2009 ALL-ACC FIRST TEAM

2009 SECOND TEAM SI.COM ALL-AMERICA
2009 THIRD TEAM ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-AMERICA
2009 FOURTH TEAM PHIL STEELE ALL-AMERICA
2008 ALL-ACC ACADEMIC FOOTBALL TEAM
2008 ALL-ACC ACADEMIC FOOTBALL TEAM

 

Having Andre Johnson on speed dial for pointers as a player and working out with Kareem Jackson in the offseason, it almost seems that Harris was destined to be here in Houston with the Texans.

 

One of the most decorated players coming out in this year's draft, the Texans picked Harris, who will be in the mix in the Houston secondary starting day 1. With so many questions going into the 2011 season, the addition of Harris will bring some playmaking ability to the Texans secondary.

Harris is loaded with talent and is considered to be a prototypical cornerback. The Texans passed on Prince Amukmara in round 1, but saw the value of Harris as too much to pass on and moved back in to add him to an already impressive draft.

Just the thought of getting a player in the draft that has so much upside as a cornerback gets me, as a Texans fan, really excited. Harris will be there battling for one of the starting positions at the cornerback position. Also, he leads one to believe that Glover Quin will be moving to safety, leaving Jason Allen (if re-signed), Kareem Jackson and Brandon Harris as the Texans corners.

Brandon Harris is a solid pick, and with the Watt and Reed picks, the Texans have addressed some glaring needs in a good way. These three have turned the Texans draft class into one of the best in the 2011 draft.

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