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    Napoleon Harris
    Position: Outside Linebacker
    College: Northwestern
    Height: 6-3
    Weight: 253
    Hometown: Dixmoor, Ill.

    Career Notes | Agility | High School | Personal | Stats



    ANALYSIS
    Positives: Has a thick bone structure that can add 20 pounds with no loss in speed … Well-built athlete with long arms, thick hands and lean muscle definition … Very effective at getting to the running backs in pursuit, showing good hip snap and leg drive … Makes proper angle adjustments on the move … Flashes excellent power at the point of attack … Maintains his balance getting through the trash and has fluid lateral movements in back-side pursuit … Explodes off the snap and is a very effective wrap-up tackler, breaking down the play while facing up to the opponent with explosion … Pursues the outside run with great range, using his hands effectively to gain leverage and avoid low blocks … Shows the quickness to stay with the tight ends in the mid-range passing area, using his hands properly to keep separation … Flows to the ball effortlessly, going low to get the running backs off their feet … Drives for depth on his pass drops, running to his assigned area and settling in to make the tackle … Catches the ball with hands extended from the framework.
    Negatives: Needs to show a better feel for zone drops as he does not always anticipate the switch-offs … Tends to play too upright at times, getting a little frustrated when his initial moves fails to work … Bit of a strider, laboring at times to change directions … Not always decisive enough to locate the ball, as he does take false steps when biting on the quarterback's fakes … Even with his lateral agility, he is not sudden in his movements to the perimeter … Simply ran out of gas at the end of the 2001 season.

    CAREER NOTES
    One of the most athletic defensive players in the country … Can stop the run as well as rush the quarterback or cover a wideout … Moved from outside linebacker to defensive end in 2001 … Finished his career with 335 tackles (187 solos), nine sacks for minus-68 yards and 29 stops for losses of 131 yards … His 335 tackles rank seventh on the school's career-record list … Also intercepted four passes, deflected 16 others, caused four fumbles and had a pair of fumble recoveries.


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    2001 SEASON
    All-Big Ten Conference second-team selection … Shifted to right defensive end … Recorded 78 tackles (45 solos) with three sacks for minus-16 yards, nine stops for losses of 33 yards and a team-high 19 quarterback pressures … Caused a fumble and blocked a kick … Batted away five passes and intercepted another.

    Nevada-Las Vegas - Intercepted a Jason Thomas pass, deflected another and posted four tackles (three solos) with a stop for a 4-yard loss.

    Duke - Assisted on a sack and delivered five hits.

    Michigan State - Had eight tackles (seven solos) with a pair of sacks for minus-12 yards, four stops for losses of 19 yards and a pass break-up.

    Ohio State - Added a pressure and 10 tackles.

    Minnesota - Was in on eight hits (five solos), two pass deflections, four pressures and a pair of stops behind the line of scrimmage.

    Purdue - Followed with an eight-tackle effort.

    Indiana - Held to an assisted tackle.

    Iowa - Made five stops (four assists).

    Bowling Green - Limited to a pair of assisted tackles.

    Illinois - Closed out his career with five tackles (three solos) and a pressure.

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    2000 SEASON
    All-Big Ten Conference second-team choice … Started every game at weakside outside linebacker, finishing second on the team with 115 tackles (66 solos) … Made three sacks for minus-25 yards and 13 stops for losses of 60 yards … Intercepted two passes for 50 yards in returns and deflected six others … Also had a fumble recovery.


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    1999 SEASON
    Played in 10 games, starting the last eight contests at weakside outside linebacker … Finished second on the team with 110 tackles (57 solos), including three sacks for minus-27 yards and five stops for losses of 33 yards … Deflected five passes and had four quarterback pressures … Also caused two fumbles.


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    1998 SEASON
    Played in every game, starting vs. Purdue at right defensive end … Recorded 32 tackles (19 solos) with two stops for losses of five yards … Caused and recovered a fumble.


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    1997 SEASON
    Did not see any game action, receiving a redshirt … Named rookie champion after the Duke and Michigan games … Competed on Northwestern's basketball team.


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    AGILITY TESTS
    4.55 in the 40-yard dash … 2.64 in the 20-yard dash … 1.6 in the 10-yard dash … 4.44 in the 20-yard shuttle … 7.15 in the three-cone drill … 34-inch vertical jump … 9'7" broad jump … Bench presses 225 pounds 27 times … 410-pound bench press … 500-pound squat … 305-pound power clean … 32-inch arm length … 10-inch hands … Right-handed.
    HIGH SCHOOL
    SuperPrep All-American, voted All-Midwest by the Detroit Free Press and selected Defensive Player of the Year by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Southtown and the Hammond Times at Thornton (Chicago, Ill.) High … All-State pick by the Tribune and Sun-Times … Named All-Conference and All-Area by Star Publications, Daily Southtown and Hammond Times … Named a Chicago Tribune Scholar-Athlete … Recorded 91 tackles, 24 sacks, two fumble recoveries, five forced fumbles, two safeties and returned an interception for a touchdown his senior season … Had 19 catches for 347 yards and four touchdowns on offense … Also lettered in basketball … Member of the National Honor Society.
    PERSONAL
    Communication Studies major … Son of Brenda and the lkate Napoleon Harris … Born Napoleon Bill Harris on Feb. 25, 1979 … Resides in Chicago, Ill.
    STATS
    DEFENSIVE STATS
    YEAR GP GS TK SO AS FR FC INT TFL PBU SACK PRES
    1998 12 01 32 19 13 1 1 1 2- 5 0 0.0- 0 0
    1999 10 08 110 57 53 0 2 0 5-33 5 3.0-27 4
    2000 12 12 115 66 49 1 0 2 13-60 6 3.0-25 0
    2001 11 11 78 45 33 0 1 1 9-33 5 3.0-16 19
    TOTAL 45 32 335 187 148 2 4 4 29-131 16 9.0-68 23


    INTERCEPTION RETURNS
    YEAR NO YARDS AVG TD LONG
    1998 1 8 8.0 0 8
    2000 2 50 25.0 0 25
    2001 1 0 0.0 0 0
    TOTAL 4 58 14.5 0 25

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    Negatives: Needs to show a better feel for zone drops as he does not always anticipate the switch-offs


    Isn't this the type of stuff our LBs had problems with too this year!!

    I get the most pissed off looks from people with my VKG 4 LFE Wisconsin license plate, and I LOVE IT!!

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    OH GOD... please tell me he won't look lost on the field...

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    "triedandtruevikesfan" wrote:
    OH GOD... please tell me he won't look lost on the field...
    thats all we need.Another lost LB

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    Are there any stats from his NFL experience? That looks like his scouting report from his draft.
    Have you ever seen a race of turtles, and they all go the wrong way instead of towards the finish line?

    Welcome to the NFC North.

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    Hey, that scouting report will help us!!!

    I get the most pissed off looks from people with my VKG 4 LFE Wisconsin license plate, and I LOVE IT!!

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    We need to grab another linebacker too!

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    hes a disappointment...what happened to getting a good player in the deal

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    "triedandtruevikesfan" wrote:
    OH GOD... please tell me he won't look lost on the field...
    Do you watch the games? this kid is playing out of position and hye's a little monster out there. He's not the bum you keep making him out to be.
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    I will admit that I have never even heard of him before today. I'm going off of what I've heard and so far the news isn't good!!

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