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Patriots sign UDFA WR Mark Harrison

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    Rumored as a late round pick for the Pats. Phenomenal measurables and highlights. Mediocre production.
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    Wait a minute! We signed... Mark Harrison!?

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    So I heard he trashed a hotel room at the combine? What a cool kid.
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    you heard half the story. Nuk was supposedly there last. Mark left before him. I said he was a sleeper for the Pats in the draft thread. Physically he's everything you want in a receiver but his route running needs work. Unfortunately he had some pretty poor QB's throwing him the ball for the past 3 years.
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    You don't need to be Einstein to play football, but every school but Rutgers stayed away from recruiting him because of grades, and even when he showed up to campus at Rutgers, he wasn't eligible to play. He would have had a lot more scholarships had his grades been decent.

    That being said, I'm sure schools down south have just as many questionable students, but it does make you wonder how he's going to handle the Patriots' playbook.
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    How does his Wonderlic compare with our other prospects at WR?

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    This kid was a late round prospect. As previously said, great measureables but never put it all together. He signed with the Bears after the draft but failed their physical. He broke his foot recently so I assume it's related to that. OTG or Maxman can probably talk a lot more about this kid.
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    Like I said: GREAT MEASUREABLES

    Mike Loyko ‏@NEPD_Loyko 26m
    Since 2005 only 4 WR have weighed at least 224 lbs. run a sub-4.40 forty, vertical of at least 37" and a broad jump over 10 1/2 feet.

    Those 4 WR are Calvin Johnson, Jonathan Baldwin, Mark Harrison and Matt Jones
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    He's a physical freak, so that's cool, but generally if a guy with his measurables can't get drafted, there's a pretty good reason. In any case, I doubt he sticks, but can't hurt to bring him in. Didn't have enough Rutgers guys, anyway.
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    Not a big risk either way.
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    He didn't get drafted because he suffered a stress fracture earlier in the year, I believe.
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    From what I here he gets the dropsies a lot
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    give him a jar of stickum
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    I read he ran a 4.46 ? Though 4.46 is still pretty damned fast for someone 6'3" 231. The highlights I watched, this guy looks like a beast. Makes you wonder why he wasn't drafted. Production can't be the only reason. Look at Stephen Hill, I think he caught 28 passes his junior season.
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    Not surprising. I was more surprised he wasn't signed by the Pats right after the draft.
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    He's a potential bigger Hernandez backup. Beat H in all those combine type #s. What Hernandez did readily that Harrison will likely struggle with is instantly grok the offense his 1st summer camp.

    Chris Price:
    Hernandez ran a 4.64 40, a 33-inch vertical leap and a 9-foot, 3-inch broad jump.
    Harrison ran a 4.46 40-yard dash, a 38.5-inch vertical leap and a 10-foot, 9-inch broad jump.
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    He's probably contractually banned from ever staying at the Renaissance Hotel in Patriot Place.
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    Maybe BB will convert him into a TE...I guess BB keeps dreaming of the ultimate 1 RB and 5 TE formation :)
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    What those combine numbers don't tell you is how INSANELY DIFFICULT it is to catch Hernandez in the open field. His YAC ability is ELITE for the position.
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    YEEEESSSSSSS!!! I was hoping we grabbed him as a UDFA but the Bears got to him first. His hands need a lot of work but he's certainly a very intriguing prospect. Glad we got him :rocker:
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    Well, that seems kinda chitty... :D
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    so. Anyone know why the bears dropped him? they hardly seem like a team bulging with WR talent.
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    Maybe they wanted a lean, mean impotent lineup? :confused:
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    Maybe we can hide him on the IR for a year while he learns the playbook. I think his Rutgers pals will help him stay on target. The measurables are off the board, hate to lose him by attempting to sneak him on the practice squad. Lets Demps him. Get a few chances in preseason then he re-injures his foot ;).
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    In this video he reminds me of a bigger T.O., and not just because of the number. Also does look like he can be an H-back. Maybe we can go Gronk-Ballard as our traditional two way TE's and Hernandez/Harrison as our oversized receiving TE's. Harrison definitely looks more talented than Hooman (whom I like as well ).

    Ultimate Mark Harrison Highlights | HD - YouTube
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    Agree. Good candidate for the Foxboro Flu. Slap a walking boot on him after 4th preseason game and let him study for a year. No downside to this signing. He's got potential with capital P.

    2013 Draft Prospects - Mark Harrison, WR
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    It Is What It Is » Why is someone like wide receiver Mark Harrison available to Patriots?


    Wide receiver Mark Harrison was a three-year starter at Rutgers who finished his college career with 107 receptions for 1,769 yards and 18 touchdowns. A starter as a sophomore, he had 44 receptions for 829 yards and led the Big East with nine touchdowns. After struggling a bit as a junior, in 2012, Harrison played in 13 games with 11 starts, and he finished with 44 receptions for 583 yards and six touchdowns.

    Physically, he appears to have the tools to succeed: The 6-foot-3, 255-pounder doesn’t necessarily possess elite speed, but he’s a big target with a sizable wingspan who can overmatch undersized defensive backs. In addition, he was one of the best receivers at the combine when it came to his vertical jump and broad jump.​




    As for how he projects at the NFL level, his size and skill set suggest an oversized receiver, perhaps bordering on tight end. He certainly compares to the 6-foot-1, 245-pound Aaron Hernandez, another big wide receiver who masquerades as a tight end in the New England passing game. As a collegian, Hernandez ran a 4.64 40, displayed a 33-inch vertical leap and a 9-foot, 3-inch broad jump. By way of comparison, Harrison posted a 4.46 40-yard dash, a 38.5-inch vertical leap and a 10-foot, 9-inch broad jump.​
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