Josh Harper | Draft Breakdown

Josh Harper

Position WR School Fresno State
Height 6' 1" Weight 184 lbs
Class RS Senior Number 3
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Former Bulldogs QB Derek Carr threw to three 1000-yard receivers in 2013. Both Davante Adams and Isaiah Burse followed Carr to the NFL, leaving Harper and running back Josh Quezada to lead what will be a green group of offensive skill players at Fresno State. Harper finished third on the team, both in receptions (79) and yards (1011), while his 13 touchdowns were second only to Adams (24). His route running needs work, as he has a tendency to round off his cuts, failing to sink his hips, and lacks suddenness in and out of breaks. While he does not possess great separation quickness, Harper has reliable hands and a knack for creating space with subtle physicality, enabling him to win at the catch point on vertical and fade routes. The coaching staff will ease him back into action this summer, hoping to have him completely healthy for Week 1 after offseason surgery to repair a core muscle he injured in the final game of 2013. It will be interesting to see how he handles the expanded role of being the team’s top receiver. –Jeremy Hyde, 5/15
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