Tuesday Draft Notes -- 14.0

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

Short and sweet for this week’s version of Tuesday Draft Notes, which includes information on a pair of receivers as well as one small-school offensive tackle working his way up draft boards.

Several members of the Georgia Bulldogs are making their way up draft boards, as we’ve noted numerous times since the season started. The latest in the long list of names is receiver Javon Wims, a game-controlling receiver with tremendous size.

The Hinds Community College transfer is coming off a season in which he totaled 38 receptions for 631 yards and six TDs. His numbers in 2016 included 17 catches for 190 yards. People have told me Wims will be drafted from the middle rounds on, depending how he tests. 

What makes this story interesting is the fact that Wims was never on scouts radar entering the season and was not graded -- unusual for a receiver over 6-foot-3.

Staying in the state of Georgia and on players flying under the radar, West Georgia offensive tackle Desmond Harrison is getting a lot of love from area scouts. The sixth-year senior measures over 6-foot-6-inches and tips the scale near 300 pounds. Scouts like his athleticism and upside potential.

Harrison has been on the road well traveled since 2012. He began his college career at Contra Costa CC in California before transferring to the University of Texas in 2013. Harrison spent two seasons with the Longhorns before leaving the program in 2015 after multiple suspensions. After a two-year hiatus, Harrison was named to the AFCA Division II Coaches All-America Team this season.

I’m told there may be injury concerns with Memphis receiver Anthony Miller which could raise red flags in the lead up to the draft. We graded Miller as a season-ending riser based on his performance in 2017. Depending on exam results, this could mar his draft grade.