RB – #20 South Carolina
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
High School: Bradwell Institute (Hinesville, GA)
HS Rating: 3 star (0.8688)
Phil Steele: PS#123
Kevin Harris scouting report
Decent speed. Not the most impressive but he’s better than average. I don’t think he’s nearly as effective running to the boundary. Doesn’t offer a lot of change of direction skills. More of a one-cut guy and get downhill. Very physical body control. Doesn’t have a lot of moves outside of bouncing off of contact.
Has suitable run power. Runs with a low center of gravity and pounds for additional yardage. Has the ability to keep churning forward and carry smaller defenders. Has a level of bruteness to his game. Accelerates extremely well. Very explosive back. Strong lower body. Reads blocks extremely well. Finds space with ease.
Excellent between the tackles runner. Forces defenses to commit a lot of resources to stopping him. Breaks through arm tackles with ease. Very difficult to bring down in space. Excellent contact balance. Switches hands to keep the ball carrier to get the ball on the sideline. Capable receiver out of the backfield.
Kevin Harris is a downhill bruiser type who offers limited speed to make some things happen in space. While he was hampered with an injury throughout the 2021 season, his abilities were made very clear as a sophomore. He projects best as a rotational back that teams will use when they need a downhill/power runner to help set the tone.
Harris feels more like a later pick due to his style, which isn’t exactly the bread-and-butter running back in the league anymore. His rotational value is there, but we think he’s more off a fourth/fifth-round prospect with this incredibly deep running back class.