Jacob Harris Prospect Profile

Jacob Harris NFL Draft Profile, Highlights and NFL Comparison

  • 2021
  • AAC
  • American Athletic Conference
  • Central Florida
  • CGS
  • Coast
  • College
  • College Gridiron Showcase
  • Draft
  • Florida
  • Gridiron
  • Gulf
  • Harris
  • Jacob
  • Jacob Harris
  • Kentucky
  • Knights
  • NFL
  • Receiver
  • Showcase
  • Soccer
  • UCF
  • UCF Knights
  • University
  • Western
  • Wide
  • Wide Receiver
By Daniel Kitchen February 17, 2021 0 Comment
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Jacob Harris is a 2021 NFL Draft WR Prospect

Jacob Harris is a wide receiver from Central Florida and a prospect for the 2021 NFL Draft. Harris played four years at UCF, earning his first six starts as a senior and playing nine games total. Worked his way to starting, going from scout team (2017) to special teams (2018) to playing all 13 games with no starts (2019).

Harris originally committed to Florida Gulf Coast University to play soccer, changed his mind after one week, and got a preferred walk-on spot for Western Kentucky football based on one year of high school tape. Planned to transfer to USF, FIU, both had coaching changes, ended up as preferred walk-on at UCF. Earned scholarship six months later.

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In his six starts and nine total games in 2020, Harris was third on the team with 30 receptions and 539 yards, and second with eight touchdowns. He was given an overall grade of 60.7 by PFF, #262 out of 321 FBS receivers with at least 29 targets (a 20 percent minimum). He had a rating of 59.5 Receiving (275th), 27.7 Drop (316th), and 72.0 HandsFumble (148th).

Harris caught 49 passes for 987 yards and nine touchdowns in his final two seasons with the Knights. He did not record a catch during the 2018 season, or in his year at Western Kentucky.

In the NFL, Harris projects long-term as a WR3 or deep threat in three and four-WR sets, with more instruction and experience to add to a shorter collegiate and high school career. Initially, he can be used right away as a rookie in three and four-WR sets in the Red Zone as a mismatch due to his size and ball skills. He is still raw and will need coaching. But the athletic traits are there to become a long-term contributor in the NFL.

Scouting Capsule

Jacob Harris Scouting Capsule

Scouting Capsules compiled by The Brawl Network Draft Analysts Daniel Kitchen and Mitchell Wolfe.


At the College Gridiron Showcase, Harris measured in at a height of 6046 and a weight of 221 pounds, with 9 2/8″ hands, 33 6/8″ arms, and an 80” wingspan. At UCF, he was listed at 6’5″, 211.



College Gridiron Showcase Highlight Videos Courtesy of Bengals Brawl Host Josh Cavalcante.


  • Makes quick cuts, COD in all situations; uses long strides to launch and gain speed in new direction.
  • Masterful use of his size. Excellent extension on passes away from the body, powerful runner who will be painful to bring down without help.
  • At home in the air, maintains body control and can adjust to have the advantage in contested catch scenarios, especially on deep throws.
  • Good awareness and quick reaction time; can handle short-field throws and passes arriving sooner than anticipated.


  • Will have the occasional stumble from trying to move too quickly getting through or coming out of change in direction along route.
  • One of the smallest sample sizes and experience bases in the draft class — only two collegiate seasons and one high school season playing more than special teams.

NFL Comparison

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