By: Steve Johnson
Joe Giles-Harris, LB, Duke
31 1/4″ arms. 8 1/2″ hands.
4.75 40 29.5″ Vert. 111″ Broad Jump. 17 Bench Reps.
DNP 3 Cone Drill DNP 20 yard Shuttle
2016: 12 games. 107 tackles, 9.5 TFL, 4 sacks, 1 int for 3 yards, 2 pass break ups, 1 FR
2017: 13 games. 125 tackles, 16 TFL, 3.5 sacks, 1 int for 10 yards, 4 pass break ups, 1 FF
2018: 9 games. 81 tackles, 7 TFL, 1 sack, 2 pass break ups
History: Three-star recruit from Montvale, NJ. Two-time State Champion at St. Joseph Regional High School. Has declared for the 2019 NFL Draft, will forego his Senior season.
Strengths: Good size and play strength. Ability to take on blocks. Shows the ability to shed. Capable of playing through and absorbing contact. Very good tackler, wraps up. Keeps his legs churning as a rusher. Smart and instinctive. Good eyes in zone coverage. Processes quickly. Disciplined. Excellent leader. Team captain.
Weaknesses: Some stiffness in his hips. Not great athletically. Performed below average in the combine testing. Isn’t a twitchy or explosive linebacker. Could have some issues matching athletic TEs in man coverage. Although an excellent wrap up tackler, doesn’t bring a ton of pop.
Overview: Giles-Harris is a MIKE LB at the next level. He has the instincts and size to step in and start right away. While he lacks elite movement skills, he makes up for it with good eyes.
Draft Projection: 3rd Round
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 5.45
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