Here is a scouting report from CBS Sports’ Dane Brugler, who projected Harris to be a 3rd-round pick and the 4th-best center on his board.
A four-year starter at Washington, Harris started at guard before moving to center the past two seasons in former head coach Chris Petersen’s shotgun spread offense. Despite his position versatility in college, he is viewed as a one-position player by most around the league. Harris is quick and determined in everything he does on the football field, displaying the alpha attitude and intelligence that translates to the pro level.
While he loves to finish and finds a way to stick to blocks, his body type will limit him in certain situations. Overall, Harris is scheme-specific and will be overlooked because he lacks ideal NFL measurables, but he has a terrific blend of smarts, technique and agility with a competitive playing temperament, displaying starter-level traits in a zone-blocking scheme.
Here is what Pro Football Focus said about Harris:
With the 160th overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns select...— PFF (@PFF) April 25, 2020
Nick Harris, C, Washington pic.twitter.com/AgLU0iKDHt
How He Fits the Browns
The Browns have JC Tretter under contract through the 2022 season, so my thinking is that Harris will offer some competition at the right guard position. Harris played two years of guard in college and two years at center. Loading up on a bunch of guard candidates and seeing who sticks is the right way to attack that position at this point.
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