New Mexico State cornerback Jeremy Harris has been selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the second pick in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Harris played under then-New Mexico State University head coach DeWayne Walker, who is now the secondary coach for the Jaguars.
Harris had 11 passes defended and one interception in the 2012 season. He is a lengthy corner at 6’2″ which should make him a pretty good schematic fit for head coach Gus Bradley’s defense.
I’m trusting that Harris is well scouted since he is coming from Walker’s old school. I think Walker, who did not win many games at NMSU, likely has a good sense of Harris’ capabilities. He will come in and compete for the third cornerback spot and could possibly force Mike Harris into the nickel spot since he is bigger. I have concerns with his strength, he only had three reps in the bench press, but I’m trusting the Jaguars’ coaching staff to know what they are getting into. He managed a decent 4.48 in the 40-yard dash but is more of a balanced player than somewhat of a speed defensive back.
– Luke N. Sims
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