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Meet the Prospect: Charles Harris

Name: Charles Harris

Position: Defensive end

School: Missouri

Ht/Wt: 6-3, 253

40 dash: 4.82 seconds

Bench: 21 reps

Vertical: 37.5 inches (pro day)

Broad: 118.0 inches (pro day)

3-cone: 7.05 seconds (pro day)

20-yard shuttle: 4.42 seconds

How he fits: Harris' breakout season came in 2015, when he garnered second-team All-SEC honors after leading the conference with 18.5 tackles for loss and also recorded seven sacks. He followed that up with 12 tackles for loss this past season and another nine sacks and 10 quarterback hurries.

The Lions signed Kerry Hyder, Armonty Bryant and Cornelius Washington in free agency this offseason to pair with Ziggy Ansah, but the team could still use a talented young pass rusher to compete for a starting spot and add more depth.

Harris is a very developed pass rusher with a terrific spin move, and should excel as a pass-rushing specialist.

Key observation: Ranks tied for seventh in Missouri history with his 18.0 career sacks while his 34.5 career tackles for loss rank 11th in school history

What they had to say about him: "Harris has average bulk and length for the position. He lined up in both a two- and three-point stance at Missouri. As a pass rusher, he has a quick first step and a variety of ways to generate pressure. He incorporates a rip move, tight inside spin move, and a slap-swim move. He is sudden at the top of his rush and he's an excellent finisher. I'd like to see a little more push on his bull rush but he gets by without it. As a run defender, he is better on the backside than the front side. He plays too high at times and gets uprooted. Overall, Harris is a very polished pass rusher who should be able to harass quarterbacks as soon as he hits an NFL field." – Daniel Jeremiah,

How he stacks up: Harris is ranked as the 25th overall prospect in this draft by Scouts Inc. He comes in at No. 19 on analyst Daniel Jeremiah's Top 50 prospects list. ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. lists Harris as the sixth-best defensive end available in this draft, while ESPN's Todd McShay thinks Harris is better suited to play outside linebacker in a 3-4, and has him as the second-best prospect available at that position. lists Harris as a late first-round prospect and the fifth best defensive end available in this draft.

What he had to say: "I feel like first round for sure," Harris told the Missouri Maneater after his pro day. "There's no doubt in my game ... I feel like I came out here and showed the coaches my speed, that I can get around the corner and can be smooth and fluid while dropping into coverage."

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