Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Joe Giles-Harris

Outside linebacker
School: Duke | Conference: ACC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1.7 / 235 | 40: 4.73 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.40
Projected Round
5th
Pos: 
Athletic linebacker who comes off a disappointing season. Breaks down well, uses his hands to protect himself and smoothly flows to the action in lateral pursuit. Moves well in every direction of the field, quickly gets outside the numbers to make plays and explodes up the field to fill gaps in run defense. Displays range and speed in pursuit and gets depth on pass drops. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself, slides off blocks and gets to ball carriers. Quick, doesn’t bite on ball fakes and stays with assignments.
Neg: 
Easily outpositioned by blocks and struggles to disengage from opponents. Often displayed questionable instincts as well as inefficiency last season.
Analysis: 
I graded Giles-Harris as a potential second-day selection after his redshirt freshman campaign, but he took a step back last year. He has the athleticism to line up in a variety of schemes but must quickly get his game back on track and consistently play at a high level like he did his first two years at Duke.