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While no one expects this young wide receiver to battle Miles Austin, Roy Williams, or Dez Bryant for their starting roles, Harris is still a guy who received praise from a coach of a rival Conference USA team.
“I just know when we played them the last two years, he was their heart and soul,” Rice head coach David Bailiff told the San Antonio Express-News. “I think they got a great pick. I can’t believe he went in the sixth round. You look at him going in the sixth and you say, ‘Wow. He’s a couple of rounds higher than that.’ ”
Baliff wasn't done praising the former ECU receiver, “He was such a great weapon for them. He could take the short or intermediate route and go the distance, and he could do the long ball. You had to be aware of him every snap and do something to bracket him. He's that special."
Harris, the all-time leader in catches and receiving yards at East Carolina, finished his senior season with 1,123 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, good enough to land him the Conference USA MVP
Don't expect Harris to contribute from the wide out spot with the Dallas Cowboys any time soon but Garrett did say he's physical enough to possibly be a returner for the team and even get some special teams experience.
“He was a guy that was both very productive as an offensive player and as a special-teams guy,” Garrett said. "He's a potential returner for us, but could also contribute on special teams in other ways. He's a physical guy. We've had receivers in our history who filled this role, a guy who can be productive on offense but also be physical and willing to play special teams.”
That is high praise coming from an NFL coach about a sixth round pick who really will not get more than a few column inches in any newspaper or online sports website.
If Harris is as good as David Bailiff says he is or as physical as Jason Garrett says he is, maybe he could be a player the Dallas Cowboy fans might get to know sooner rather than later.
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