Baltimore Ravens: 5 Pass Rushers To Look At In NFL Draft
2. Charles Harris, DE/OLB Missouri:
Charles Harris became one of my favorite prospects in this draft class. The more I watched of him, the more I wanted to see him in a Ravens uniform. I think he would be a perfect fit. The fun fact of the day is that in his latest mock draft, NFL Network expert, Daniel Jeremiah has Charles going to the Ravens.
What I love about Harris is the upside I see. He has a thick frame with good length. He has a crazy burst and he was productive. It would be nice to get a guy like Harris in the fold, learning from Suggs. Harris is 6’3″ 255 pounds. Suggs is 6’3″ 260 pounds. When I look at outside linebackers I always compare them to Suggs when he came out of Arizona State.
The fact that Harris struggles against the run at times doesn’t scare me. These are the top weaknesses on Harris’s NFL.com Draft Profile written by Lance Zierlein:
"“Found himself too easily engulfed by size this season. Gives ground on the edge and can be widened out of his run fit.”"
This kind of thing doesn’t scare me off at all. Almost every outside linebacker comes into the league with work to do on the craft of their position. The things that Harris needs to work on are things that can be coached. Run defense is all about technique. Technique and fundamentals can be learned. The fact that I am comparing his physical traits with those of a young Suggs, is exciting. They’re very different players, however they share some of the same attributes. This makes Harris an option for the Ravens.