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02-23-2005, 06:12 PM
Prospect Profile

Napoleon Harris
Position: Outside Linebacker
College: Northwestern
Height: 6-3
Weight: 253
Hometown: Dixmoor, Ill.

Career Notes | Agility | High School | Personal | Stats

Positives: Has a thick bone structure that can add 20 pounds with no loss in speed … Well-built athlete with long arms, thick hands and lean muscle definition … Very effective at getting to the running backs in pursuit, showing good hip snap and leg drive … Makes proper angle adjustments on the move … Flashes excellent power at the point of attack … Maintains his balance getting through the trash and has fluid lateral movements in back-side pursuit … Explodes off the snap and is a very effective wrap-up tackler, breaking down the play while facing up to the opponent with explosion … Pursues the outside run with great range, using his hands effectively to gain leverage and avoid low blocks … Shows the quickness to stay with the tight ends in the mid-range passing area, using his hands properly to keep separation … Flows to the ball effortlessly, going low to get the running backs off their feet … Drives for depth on his pass drops, running to his assigned area and settling in to make the tackle … Catches the ball with hands extended from the framework.
Negatives: Needs to show a better feel for zone drops as he does not always anticipate the switch-offs … Tends to play too upright at times, getting a little frustrated when his initial moves fails to work … Bit of a strider, laboring at times to change directions … Not always decisive enough to locate the ball, as he does take false steps when biting on the quarterback's fakes … Even with his lateral agility, he is not sudden in his movements to the perimeter … Simply ran out of gas at the end of the 2001 season.

One of the most athletic defensive players in the country … Can stop the run as well as rush the quarterback or cover a wideout … Moved from outside linebacker to defensive end in 2001 … Finished his career with 335 tackles (187 solos), nine sacks for minus-68 yards and 29 stops for losses of 131 yards … His 335 tackles rank seventh on the school's career-record list … Also intercepted four passes, deflected 16 others, caused four fumbles and had a pair of fumble recoveries.


All-Big Ten Conference second-team selection … Shifted to right defensive end … Recorded 78 tackles (45 solos) with three sacks for minus-16 yards, nine stops for losses of 33 yards and a team-high 19 quarterback pressures … Caused a fumble and blocked a kick … Batted away five passes and intercepted another.

Nevada-Las Vegas - Intercepted a Jason Thomas pass, deflected another and posted four tackles (three solos) with a stop for a 4-yard loss.

Duke - Assisted on a sack and delivered five hits.

Michigan State - Had eight tackles (seven solos) with a pair of sacks for minus-12 yards, four stops for losses of 19 yards and a pass break-up.

Ohio State - Added a pressure and 10 tackles.

Minnesota - Was in on eight hits (five solos), two pass deflections, four pressures and a pair of stops behind the line of scrimmage.

Purdue - Followed with an eight-tackle effort.

Indiana - Held to an assisted tackle.

Iowa - Made five stops (four assists).

Bowling Green - Limited to a pair of assisted tackles.

Illinois - Closed out his career with five tackles (three solos) and a pressure.


All-Big Ten Conference second-team choice … Started every game at weakside outside linebacker, finishing second on the team with 115 tackles (66 solos) … Made three sacks for minus-25 yards and 13 stops for losses of 60 yards … Intercepted two passes for 50 yards in returns and deflected six others … Also had a fumble recovery.


Played in 10 games, starting the last eight contests at weakside outside linebacker … Finished second on the team with 110 tackles (57 solos), including three sacks for minus-27 yards and five stops for losses of 33 yards … Deflected five passes and had four quarterback pressures … Also caused two fumbles.


Played in every game, starting vs. Purdue at right defensive end … Recorded 32 tackles (19 solos) with two stops for losses of five yards … Caused and recovered a fumble.


Did not see any game action, receiving a redshirt … Named rookie champion after the Duke and Michigan games … Competed on Northwestern's basketball team.


4.55 in the 40-yard dash … 2.64 in the 20-yard dash … 1.6 in the 10-yard dash … 4.44 in the 20-yard shuttle … 7.15 in the three-cone drill … 34-inch vertical jump … 9'7" broad jump … Bench presses 225 pounds 27 times … 410-pound bench press … 500-pound squat … 305-pound power clean … 32-inch arm length … 10-inch hands … Right-handed.
SuperPrep All-American, voted All-Midwest by the Detroit Free Press and selected Defensive Player of the Year by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Southtown and the Hammond Times at Thornton (Chicago, Ill.) High … All-State pick by the Tribune and Sun-Times … Named All-Conference and All-Area by Star Publications, Daily Southtown and Hammond Times … Named a Chicago Tribune Scholar-Athlete … Recorded 91 tackles, 24 sacks, two fumble recoveries, five forced fumbles, two safeties and returned an interception for a touchdown his senior season … Had 19 catches for 347 yards and four touchdowns on offense … Also lettered in basketball … Member of the National Honor Society.
Communication Studies major … Son of Brenda and the lkate Napoleon Harris … Born Napoleon Bill Harris on Feb. 25, 1979 … Resides in Chicago, Ill.
1998 12 01 32 19 13 1 1 1 2- 5 0 0.0- 0 0
1999 10 08 110 57 53 0 2 0 5-33 5 3.0-27 4
2000 12 12 115 66 49 1 0 2 13-60 6 3.0-25 0
2001 11 11 78 45 33 0 1 1 9-33 5 3.0-16 19
TOTAL 45 32 335 187 148 2 4 4 29-131 16 9.0-68 23

1998 1 8 8.0 0 8
2000 2 50 25.0 0 25
2001 1 0 0.0 0 0
TOTAL 4 58 14.5 0 25

02-23-2005, 06:15 PM
Negatives: Needs to show a better feel for zone drops as he does not always anticipate the switch-offs

Isn't this the type of stuff our LBs had problems with too this year!!

02-23-2005, 06:23 PM
OH GOD... please tell me he won't look lost on the field...

02-23-2005, 06:24 PM
"triedandtruevikesfan" wrote:

OH GOD... please tell me he won't look lost on the field...thats all we need.Another lost LB

02-23-2005, 06:30 PM
Are there any stats from his NFL experience? That looks like his scouting report from his draft.

02-23-2005, 06:41 PM
Hey, that scouting report will help us!!!

02-23-2005, 07:36 PM
We need to grab another linebacker too!

02-23-2005, 07:38 PM
hes a disappointment...what happened to getting a good player in the deal

02-23-2005, 08:25 PM
"triedandtruevikesfan" wrote:

OH GOD... please tell me he won't look lost on the field...Do you watch the games? this kid is playing out of position and hye's a little monster out there. He's not the bum you keep making him out to be.

02-23-2005, 08:49 PM
I will admit that I have never even heard of him before today. I'm going off of what I've heard and so far the news isn't good!!

02-23-2005, 08:56 PM
"triedandtruevikesfan" wrote:

I will admit that I have never even heard of him before today. I'm going off of what I've heard and so far the news isn't good!! ill be back after camp to see how you like him.

02-23-2005, 09:06 PM
Sounds good... I'm hoping he pans out for all the sadness I'm going through right now!!!

02-23-2005, 09:27 PM
i dont think so tnt. although my friends have alot of hype about him. i hope hes a great player. i dont think the 7th pick can make up for that. :cry:

02-23-2005, 09:32 PM
I'm not going to lie, Harris is a good LB, but not great. I believe he had a pretty good rookie season, and then I am not really sure how he played last year since I didn't really watch any Raiders games.

He is rated 88 in Madden though...:P

02-23-2005, 09:35 PM
My friend who is a Raiders fan is in love with Napoleon. I know he is going to be happy that they are getting Moss, but he will be bummed that they had to give up Harris.