Demone Harris NFL Draft Prospect

Demone Harris (#91) played defensive end for the University of Buffalo. Harris attended Bishop Timon St. Jude High School in Buffalo, New York. Not only did Harris play football, but he was also a part of the basketball team in high school. Harris was ranked No. 110 in the state of New York and was advised to become a preferred walk-on by the University of Buffalo following graduation from high school in 2013. Harris 1
Harris started his collegiate career as a walk-on in 2013 when he was redshirted. In 2014, as a redshirt freshman, Harris appeared in 7 games as a reserve defensive lineman but didn’t record a tackle. In 2015, Harris got his opportunity as he appeared in 12 games, starting 7 at defensive end recording 22 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 1 interception, 1.5 sacks and 2 pass break ups. As Harris completed his last 2 years at Buffalo he recorded 85 tackles, 8 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, and a pass break up. Harris finished his collegiate career with 107 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovery, and 3 pass breakups. Harris reflected on his collegiate career saying, “this past season was a blessing and an accumulation of all the hard work of my previous years at UB. Obviously it could’ve been a lot better but I’m striving to be better everyday I step into the gym.”
Harris said his toughest matchup came against a Western Michigan University offensive tackle, who is also in this years draft class. During that game against Western Michigan, Harris had 4 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss. Harris explained his preparation for the game by saying, “I prepared for him just like I did with every other opponent. Watch film and get a read on their tendencies and focus on exploiting them.” Harris 3
Harris is currently preparing to participate in his college Pro Day. This opportunity will allow him a chance to impress NFL scouts one final time before heading into the NFL Draft in April. Harris is currently preparing for this opportunity by focusing on every aspect of the Pro Day. Harris mentioned, “obviously the top drill is the 40 yard dash but I want to do great in position drills and everything else as well.” Harris is a dynamic player and is able to shed past the edge with his quick hands and fast feet. Harris should find success in the NFL as many teams need edge support on defense. Harris has the ability to learn from the veterans and from film to increase his skill set and compete for a spot on the team. His size allows him to move down field and chase down opportunities throughout the game and he has excellent timing skills against the passing game.

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