Well, these guys are just full of surprises aren’t they?
Remember when the Philadelphia Eagles saw a 3-0 start to the 2016 season give way to a 2-6 stretch? Remember how frustrated everybody was? All you kept hearing was the offensive was bland and head coach Doug Pederson was predictable in the plays he was calling. The defense wasn’t much help either. They were predictable too.
Well, all of that’s changed now, at least off of the field. You don’t know what this team is going to do from one minute to the next. Take the beginning of this week for instance. According to a report by ESPN’s Tim McManus, the Eagles held a private workout with former Missouri Tigers standout Charles Harris. If you can honestly say that you knew about this or you had Harris on your personal draft boards, you might need to consider a career at one of those Las Vegas hotels.
The “skinny” on Harris:
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Harris, or “Black Ice” as he’s known by his teammates, was given a redshirt during his first season at Missouri. Once he took the field in 2014, he appeared in every game. Things would only get better as he would go on to record 136 tackles (80 solo) and 18 sacks over the course of his three seasons in Columbia, Missouri. He even forced five fumbles for good measure.
Harris is gifted. Both the 2015 and 2016 seasons ended with him finding his way to Second team All-SEC honors (still one of the best conferences in college football). Is he a first-round type of talent? Many think so.
Either way, there are quite a few teams who are interested, and it appears the Eagles have added their name to that list. Not bad for a guy who didn’t even pick up football until his junior year of high school.