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Seahawks select WR Chris Harper with pick No. 123 in the fourth round

Post by Eric Williams on April 27, 2013 at 10:26 am with 5 Comments »
April 27, 2013 10:45 am

Seattle kicked off a busy Day 3 by selecting Kansas State wide receiver Chris Harper in the fourth round of this year’s draft, the first of 10 picks this morning.

At 6-0 and 234 pounds, Harper is pretty stoutly built for a receiver. He’s the second receiver drafted in the John Schneider and Pete Carroll era. The other receiver was University of Georgia product Kris Durham, selected in the fourth round of the 2011 draft. Durham was cut during final roster cuts in September last year.

Harper finished with 58 receptions for 857 yards and three touchdowns in his final season at Kansas State.

CHRIS HARPER
College statistics

Year Rec. Yards Avg. TD Carries Yards Avg. TD
2010 25 330 13.2 4 5 47 9.4 0
2011 40 547 13.7 5 3 5 1.7 0
2012 57 848 14.9 3 0 0 0.0 0
Career 122 1,725 14.1 12 8 52 6.5 0

 

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  1. via SI:
    Chris Harper may not be as highly touted as several of the other receivers in this draft class and may not have comparable production numbers because of inconsistent QB play at Kansas State, but he clearly has the physical skill set to start at the next level. He consistently wins 50/50 balls because of his ability to get inside positioning and outplay defenders for the ball in the air, and he is able to create separation with physicality on his breaks and subtle push offs before the ball arrives. He has a outstanding hands and a huge catching radius, and is an extremely competitive runner once the ball is in his hands. The biggest question on Harper’s game is whether or not he will be able to create consistent separation, as he tends to get a bit stiff when changing directions and lacks the ability to accelerate out of his breaks. While his lack of innate explosiveness will likely prevent him from ever becoming a true #1 receiver, but he should develop into a highly productive #2 receiver that stays on the field in all situations because of his blocking .
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    also: 6-1 234 4.44 40

  2. OregonHawk says:

    A blocking Wr, who can still catch

  3. Southendzone says:

    Those are interesting measurements for a WR. If I heard only the height and weight on that guy I probably would have guessed fullback or LB as my top 2 guesses.

    First guy I thought of was Anquan Boldin, had to go look up his stats which are:
    6’1
    220

  4. Hm.. They draft Tete 2010

  5. I remember Chris Harper finishing out their game with (UW?) as QB for Oregon when Roper got hurt. Harper transferred and redshirted for KSU the next season and Roper went to Montana. Doesn’t SEA have another WR who usta be a QB?

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