Written by Bryan Perez on March 2, 2015
Eli Harold went through his Pro Day at the University of Virginia on Monday, matching his speed and explosion times and upping his bench press by one rep (24). All 32 teams were on hand to watch Harold in his attempt to elevate his stock to first-round status.
DB’s Take: I’m a bit more pessimistic about Harold’s NFL Draft projection, as he looks more like a project who needs time to develop his frame a bit. He has a limited pass rush arsenal and simply doesn’t make a consistent enough impact in the backfield to suggest a top-50 talent. He currently has a fourth-round grade from me, and his pro day isn’t likely to change that too much. Pass rushers will always have appeal, though, so I fully expect Harold to be overdrafted come April.