Clark Harris   TE   Rutgers

 

STRENGTHS 

Clark has good size and speed for his position and gives decent effort on every play.  He does a solid job catching the ball on intermediate routes and gives good effort when he blocks for the running game.  Clark has been a solid college TE and has been a core player for his team.  In the blocking game, once Clark latches on to you, it is very hard to get around him.  He does a great job of walling off the inside so that the RBís can turn the corner and is also consistent when he blocks.   

 

NEEDS TO IMPROVE

Clark is another player that has not improved from one year to the next.  He has been consistent, but he has not improved.  He loses his balance a lot and lunges when he blocks.  He does not get good separation on his short routes and gives up running the longer routes.  His legs are thin; he lacks quickness and strength in his lower body.  It doesnít look like Clark could add much more bulk to his body.  I donít see much upside to Clarkís game.  What you see is what you get.    

 

TALENT BOARD ROUND: 5

Clark hasnít improved in any aspect of his game the last three years.  I know the QB has not been good until recently, but you would expect Clark to improve his blocking, footwork and quickness and be more of a leader by now -Ė but he has not.  Clark has been very consistent, but thatís just not going to do it at the next level.  Clark is not going to improve his blocking until he improves his lower body strength and quickness.  He just has no leverage to work with because most of his strength is all up top.  There is no explosion in his legs, which affects his ability to block and get separation when he runs his routes.  If he works hard and does build up his lower body, he is going to have to learn the correct blocking techniques to go along with this newfound power.  Clarkís LTI is way out there, but in the meantime, he might be able to help on special teams, covering punts and kick offs.

Drew Boylhart

February/2007