Grabbed the starting job at will linebacker to begin Alabama's 2020 campaign. Ranked second on the defense with 79 stops, including seven for loss (-31 yards) and 4.5 sacks (-28 yards). He also managed six quarterback pressures, two pass breakups, and an interception which resulted in being selected as a semifinalist for the Butkus Award. Despite being relatively inexperienced at the position, Alabama’s Christian Harris has the potential to be one of the top linebackers in the 2022 NFL Draft.
- Shows toughness to get under the pads of tackles to bull them, club them upfield to get the inside lane, or fight through blocks for secondary rush when the passer steps up.
- He will always try to plow into the largest piles and has a good knack of ending up glued to the ballcarrier.
- Can attack the edge with speed and has the flexibility to dip low and under the tackle's reach.
- Handles misdirection well with quick change-of-direction ability. Comes downhill quickly against the run when he has an open lane.
- Gets pressures on inside stunts and was too explosive for college guards to handle.
- Shows a burst to close. Flashes explosive hitting ability and good lateral and downfield pursuit.
- Good closing speed with long arms to drag down quarterbacks and running backs.
- Harris dominates running backs as a blitzer and racked up 31 pressures on 116 pass-rushing snaps last year.
- Lacks pop and strength to anchor, though. Most effective when uncovered inside and chasing stretch plays to the sideline.
- Locates the ball but takes circuitous routes to go get to it. Should use power and long arms to take on and disengage from blocks. Inefficient with his angles.
- Work in progress as a pass rusher, with upfield burst and flexibility to dip and scrape.
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