Claude Harriott   DE   Pittsburgh

Strengths
Claude has very good size and strength for his position. He does a nice job at the point of attack. He uses his hands well and has a great burst off the line of scrimmage. He uses different pass rush moves to set up the OT and get to the QB. He dominates the player in front of him and affects the game plan of the opposing coaches. He shows leadership abilities. He has the athleticism to be an impact player.

Needs to Improve
If anyone reading this profile right now saw Claude this year, then you know for a fact that what I just wrote was true LAST YEAR, but not even close to Claude's performance this year.

Bottom Line
Come out, come out wherever you are. I saw this kid last year and you talk about being excited! This year, he is exactly the opposite. Claude does not even look like the same player physically. He looks thinner than last year and he is nowhere near as strong as he was.  So, what the heck happened? There is only one thing that could do something like this and that is Kryptonite. It's the only answer! How does a kid go from being considered one year as a possible top ten pick to a ‘he's lucky he gets picked at all’ rating? I do not know of any injuries or personal problems, so what could have happened? It must be Kryptonite! That's the only answer! Claude's stats his junior year were- 78 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 10 sacks. Claude’s stats his senior year- 38 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, 2 sacks. No report of any injuries or personal problems. Believe me when I say that I could not be more disappointed. I really thought this kid was going to be something special. All I can say is, it must be Kryptonite! Damn…I knew that stuff would cause problems.


Drew Boylhart