With the 21st pick in the 5th round the Eagles take corner back Victor "Macho" Harris from Virgina Tech.
Harris is 5'11 198 and served as Virgina Tech's punt returner. He also was used as a wide receiver and even halfback at times in 2007. The NFL draft guide said this about Harris.
First and foremost he's a shutdown cornerback. To that end, he and Wake Forest's Alphonso Smith both did their best to rewrite the ACC record books during their college careers. Both players tied the ACC career record by returning four INTs for touchdowns. Harris gained 278 yards on his 15 INTs(3rd most in school history), which ranks third in league history. Smith managed to generate 254 yards, finishing 7th on the ACC chart.
Mocking the Draft had Harris projected as 2nd round pick.
6'0, 194 pounds | Virginia Tech | Cornerback
Strengths: The first thing to notice about Harris is his plus height for the position. He can matchup with big receivers and is a factor on jump balls. Prefers to play off the receiver, which could make him a better fit in the cover-2. Closes quickly on the ball. Has very good hands, finishing his career with 15 interceptions and 22 passes broken up. Has a cocky, almost egotistical, quality to him. Has added value as a return man.
Weaknesses: Harris struggles at times when he has to line up directly against a receiver. He spent most of his career playing deep off. In man coverage, Harris has some trouble with quick receivers when he doesn't have a cushion. Poor tackler with little technique. Tackles with his helmet down, which allows opponents to bounce off him. Needs to get stronger.
Final word: Harris played in Tech's zone scheme where he was something of a cornerback/safety hybrid. Unless he gets drafted by a cover-2 team, Harris could be moved to free safety. Somewhat similar in play to former Hokie Jimmy Williams, who has had his shortcomings in the NFL. A starter for three years. Submitted his name to the NFL Draft Advisory committee following the 2007 season and received a third-round grade.