Chat with Nic Harris
In 2008, Harris finished fourth on the team in tackles with 75. He has been one of Oklahoma's more consistent defensive performers, accumulating 74 tackles in 2007 (fifth on team) and 68 in 2006 (third on team).
According to Harris's Scouts Inc.'s draft profile, he "shows good body control in space and wraps up on contact. Shows good short-area closing burst and flashes the ability to jar the ball loose ... Disciplined in terms of reading keys and masks marginal top-end speed pretty well. Reads quarterbacks' eyes and does a nice job of passing receivers off when cheated up in underneath zone."
Send in your questions now, then join Harris on Friday at 2:30 p.m. ET!
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Buzzmaster (2:40 PM)
Nic Harris is on his way! Keep sending in all your questions.
Nic Harris (2:47 PM)
I grateful to be in the position that I am! Let's get to it!
Justin Behling (Boyceville, WI)
Who is your favorite current NFL player and why?
Nic Harris (2:48 PM)
I don't really have a favorite player.
Brett (Santa Fe, NM/OKC)
My favorite Sooner defender! Your versatility and punishing hits as well as field smarts will make you a great NFL player in my opinion. What position or positions do you feel you will most effective at in the NFL?
Nic Harris (2:48 PM)
I just want to be on the field, I don't have a specific position that I want to play.
Mario (Greensboro, NC)
What have you learned from Bob Stoops at the University of Oklahoma? How has he helped you through this whole draft process?
Nic Harris (2:49 PM)
Coach Stoops told me to enjoy the journey!
Tiffany (Oklahoma City, OK)
Have you talked to any current NFL players about what to expect in the NFL?
Nic Harris (2:50 PM)
I talked to a couple of players on a daily basis. They pretty much told me that you can't prepare for wants going to happen. You just have to be ready of whatever comes at you.
If you were not a football player, what would you be?
Nic Harris (2:51 PM)
I would be a politician.
Sammy (Houston, TX)
What will you miss most about playing football at the University of Oklahoma?
Nic Harris (2:52 PM)
I will miss the fan base the most. They are in creditable and I don't think it will ever get any better.
Lucky (Baltimore, MD)
What part of your game do you think needs to be improved most?
Nic Harris (2:54 PM)
My overall perception of where I need to play. According to NFL analyst, I one of the only prospects that doesn't have a true position.
Marcus (Washington, DC)
Why should you be the first defensive back taken in the 2009 NFL Draft?
Nic Harris (2:55 PM)
Because of my off the field character and my on the field talent. I feel as if I can bring great things to which ever team drafts me.
Tomwit NJ [via mobile]
Hello Nic. Growing up in Louisiana , were you a Saints fan? Also, what NFL player do you think is not only a fine player but a role model for today and is that important?
Nic Harris (2:56 PM)
Yes, I was a Saints fan. I think it is very important. Will Smith is a prime example of a player that in great on and off the field. He is an excellent role model.
What's been the biggest challenge to you in getting to this level?
Nic Harris (2:57 PM)
The overall adversity of growing up without parents as well as finding my nitch as a college football player.
What have you learned from your Defensive Coordinator Brent Venables at the University of Oklahoma? How has he helped you through this whole draft process?
Nic Harris (2:58 PM)
How to have a short term memory as well as helping me be one of the best players at my position.
What would you say to someone that suffered a bad knee injury and was cut from a team his senoir year to do. Keep persuing that sport in college or to focus on something else?
Nic Harris (2:59 PM)
Ultimately if you don't have love for the game, then he should do something else. If he has love for the game, then he should work hard to come back from that knee injury and continue to get better at his craft.
Nic Harris (3:01 PM)
I would like to thank everyone for all the support. Thank you to all my fans and everyone at the University of Oklahoma.
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