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opinions re cliff harris, former oregon cb, as potential pick

this guy was kicked off the oregon team, i know he had an incident where he and some teammates were caught speeding more than 100 mph...i think some pot issues too...

he should drop with these concerns....he is a very talented player, could help niners in coverage and punt reutrn game..

would strong vet influence in Niners locker room be enough to keep this kid in line...could be great value pick
i wouldnt mind using a 5th...maybe a 4th on him
Originally posted by JustinNiner:
i wouldnt mind using a 5th...maybe a 4th on him

same, low risk high reward
He's a risk but his talent is undeniable. 1st-2nd round talent, undrafted free agent head and mentality. If he's available late in the 4th or 5th he might be worth a shot depending on how comfortable Harbaugh and Baalke are with bringing him into the locker-room and what they think the odds are of his knucklehead behavior ending.
Talented but not very big. Wouldn't waste anything more than a 6th round pick on this head case.
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Even with a steller combine and pro day I dont see him climbing above the 5th round so I would love to grab him as #4 CB/KR guy. But honestly I dont see us drafting a CB unless we dont re-sign Rogers.

Rogers, Brown, Culliver as our top 3 with a competition between Brock, Holcombe for the #4 gig. Loser is still the #5 DB on the active roster. Maybe we could draft a very late CB to keep adding to the competition but it still doesn't make sense to draft another CB if we keep Rogers. We also have Cory Nelms developing and even though he is being turned into a safety I could see us calling him up as the #5 CB if we had a minor injury during the regular season.
I go to Oregon, and have seen Cliff play all his home games and the national championship. He is not as fast as some think and he tends to bait bad QBs into deep throws that he then picks off. He won't be able to do that in the NFL... In less he learns to put on some muscle and learns to tackle I don't see him being a fit with the 49ers organization
[ Edited by THEMerts80 on Feb 11, 2012 at 11:59 PM ]
He's legit but he has a tendency to go full retard at times. Unless he drops to the 4th-5th I think we pass.
Originally posted by THEMerts80:
I go to Oregon, and have seen Cliff play all his home games and the national championship. He is not as fast as some think and he tends to bait bad QBs into deep throws that he then picks off. He won't be able to do that in the NFL... In less he learns to put on some muscle and learns to tackle I don't see him being a fit with the 49ers organization

What grade you in?
Cliff was supposed to be a 1st rounder before the season started, but dude has a lot of maturing to do. However, I love how he handled getting kicked off the team. He accepted it, said he didn't blame Chip Kelly for doing what he had to do, and moved on. Speaks volumes about his character IMO.

He is a very aggressive corner as well. He can cover in man-to-man, but he's too small to cover the bigger receivers in the NFL.

A lot of upside, tho.

"My name is Cliff Harris, and I'm here to lock s**t down." That's the first thing he said to his team Freshman year during a team meeting. http://www.facebook.com/pages/My-name-is-Cliff-Harris-and-Im-here-to-lock-s**t-down/165412830138326
Lived in Oregon and saw a lot of duck games. He's very aggressive, which, like said before I think would hurt him in the NFL.

I don't think his tackling in the NFL would be up to par with the rest of our D, either. Carlos Rogers is probably our "worst" tackler that starts, and he's a beast.
Originally posted by OregonDuckNiner:
Cliff was supposed to be a 1st rounder before the season started, but dude has a lot of maturing to do. However, I love how he handled getting kicked off the team. He accepted it, said he didn't blame Chip Kelly for doing what he had to do, and moved on. Speaks volumes about his character IMO.

He is a very aggressive corner as well. He can cover in man-to-man, but he's too small to cover the bigger receivers in the NFL.

A lot of upside, tho.

"My name is Cliff Harris, and I'm here to lock s**t down." That's the first thing he said to his team Freshman year during a team meeting. http://www.facebook.com/pages/My-name-is-Cliff-Harris-and-Im-here-to-lock-s**t-down/165412830138326


so he is pretty much a nickel CB.
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