Originally Posted by Clockwork Orange
Hey SoCal, where do you project Orien Harris to be drafted? There was a time when he was thought to be a late first rounder, but I haven't heard anything about him in a while.
I think he is early to mid 2nd right now. We'll see what kind of numbers he puts up at the combine and at UM's pro day. As of right now I believe he will definitely be available at 1B, although he might sneak somewhere into that late 1st if he runs well and does well in the drills. But if 1B ends up at around Pick 25, 26 I am pretty sure he'll be there. Im not sure I would confidently endorse him as someone we should absolutely target though. Orien isnt a sure thing at all. He has alot of ability, but he still hasnt reached 2003 form, he is playing better than last year though.
If Baraka Atkins comes out, he would be a good pick in the 3rd. Weve forced him to play DT because we have had a mini-crisis at DT the last couple years because a few others guys havent panned out but he is a DE out of position. He played DE in 03 and he was pretty good. Atkins is a good player who would be a good pro DE. He can rush the passer. He's around 275 so he has strength as well.