The Jaguars have a history of being generous to undrafted free agents. In the coming weeks, we'll be profiling each of the 17 players signed by the Jaguars shortly after the draft. Trevor Harris is the only QB of the group and will kick off the 2010 UDFA Profile series.
Edinboro University has produced two NFL players in its history, neither of which played a game in the last 27 seasons. Which makes it a tad eye opening that scouts from about half the teams in the league made regular appearances at Edinboro games. The reason was because a very intriguing talent was there in Trevor Harris. It is highly doubtful that the Jaguars were the only team to give Harris a phone call after the draft.
A four year starter, Harris was freshman of the year in 2006 and earned 2nd team All-PSAC West honors. In his sophomore and junior seasons Harris was the 1st team All-PSAC West QB along with the conference offensive player of the year. Although having a minor knee surgery midway through his senior season, Harris finished the season as the All-PSAC West 1st Team QB. Basically he dominated his competition as much as possible earning Division II All-American honors in his junior and senior seasons.
At 6'2, 222 pounds, Harris will have to build on his frame before he can be successful in the NFL; however, he has the tools necessary to be a perfect developmental quarterback. As a quarterback coming from Division II the odds are stacked against him, his demeanor is what seems to be impressing Jaguar scouts. As Vic Ketchman said:
He let it be known he wanted to play here. A scout told me he has "it."
While the journey may be tough for Harris, it is not unheard of. Three quarterbacks in the NFL today (Jon Kitna, Keith Null and J.T. O'Sullivan) came from the DII ranks and all three have started games in their NFL careers.
Video Killed the Scouting Report
(Trevor Harris is #7 for the team in all red)
Trevor Harris: By the Numbers
Position 1: Quarterback
Position 2: N/A
|Class: Senior||Age: 23|
|Bench Reps: 24||
40 Time: 4.72
Division II All-American 2008, 2009
1st Team All-PSAC 2007, 2008, 2009
2nd Team All-PSAC 2006
PSAC Offensive Player of the Year 2007, 2008
According to the Experts
Really understands the nuances of QB play. Big enough with a good enough arm. Tough. Will play hurt. Can take a licking and keep on ticking. Can make most of the throws with solid consistency and is fairly accurate. Takes command and rallies the troops. Relishes the leadership role. Was very productive at a low level of competition, and certainly did not look out of place at the Cactus Bowl. Has a swagger and a winner's attitude. Has some impressive upside left. Lots of raw tools, and is closer to being ready than many DI QBs.
Not a real big-league deep ball. Has never proven himself against big-time DBs. A bit streaky. Will force things at time. Has too much of an appreciation for his own talent, and you may have to tell him things twice. Likes to run, but will not be successful with that at the next level. May have trouble adjusting to tight windows at the next level. Can come off as a tad abrasive.
His production can't be overlooked as a three-time All-PSAC selection and two-time offensive player of the year, he passed for 2,780 yards, 26 touchdowns, and completed 65.9% of his passes as a junior. Harris must bulk up at just 6'2, 210 pounds but has the arm strength, accuracy, production, and intelligence to get serious looks in the postseason as long as he can get to the 220 range.
His production can’t be overlooked as a three-time All-PSAC selection and two-time offensive player of the year, he passed for 2,780 yards, 26 touchdowns, and completed 65.9% of his passes as a junior. Harris must bulk up at just 6’2, 210 pounds but has the arm strength, accuracy, production, and intelligence to get serious looks in the postseason as long as he can get to the 220 range.