Rookie Overview- CB Devonate Harris
Chance of making team: 55%
Harris was a solid starter at Illinois State. Really a lowkey player in the draft process. Didn’t hear his name much. No special combine, no special tape, etc. Not going to lie, I didn’t scout him before the draft, so I didn’t know really anything about him. Based off of the scouting I’ve done(and what other scouts have said), there is one trait I like about him. He’s really good at reading the quarterbacks eye. That’ll give him the upper advantage and let him make a play on the ball. Other then that, there’s really nothing that stood out. He has alright man and zone coverage, he’s an alright tackler, has alright instincts and so on. His film screamed 5th round talent.
Harris could be a surprise cut-
Bengals don’t have to keep all 11 rookies, they just don’t. And with our current corners, I could see Harris being the odd man out man out. Right now, WJ3, Kirkpatrick, and Dennard are all obviously ahead of him. Based on what we are hearing, sounds like Darius Phillips is easily outperforming him. Question is, how many corners the Bengals will keep. Probably 6, and if that’s the case he’ll probably make it as corner 6. But with depth at other positions, there’s a chance they only keep 5. If that’s the case, then I see Russell making it over him. However, Bengals usually keep 6, so I think he’ll be good. But it wouldn’t shock me if he was demoted to PS, he needs a lot of work.
(CREDIT TO : @bengals_nfl)