With the 27th pick in the 4th round of the 2010 NFL draft the Philadelphia Eagles select Missouri St. TE Clayton Harbour.
This is the pick the Eagles received from the Cowboys.
Harbor projects as a blocking TE or FB at the NFL level. CBS sports ranks him as the top FB in the draft.
Clay Harbor, Missouri State, 6-3, 252, 3-4: An athletic beast who can line up as a fullback, tight end or H-back and create matchup problems for a defense. As a receiver, he set the school record with 150 career catches, and his 1,906 yards rank third in school history. Harbor's 59 catches for 729 yards and four touchdowns in his senior year reflected his ability to get open in zones and stretch the field. His blocking has improved each year, so he can be a significant block-or-catch weapon as an H-back. His explosion was demonstrated at the combine when he soared 40 inches in the vertical jump. And his strength was quantified when he bench-pressed 225 pounds 30 times.
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Seems like an interesting prospect
Harbor is the sort of hybrid moving tight end/fullback combo player that many NFL offenses like to use as a positional blocker on the edge and a matchup problem for safeties and linebackers.
Though Harbor began his career in Maryville (where his older brother Cory also played) as a wide receiver, his shift to tight end as a redshirt sophomore in 2007 put him on scouts' radars. He wound up a three-time all-Gateway/Missouri Valley Football Conference (the conference changed names in 2008) player for the Bears, and earned many All-American honors because of his receiving skills. He leaves as the school's all-time leader with 150 receptions and ranked third in receiving yards (1,906 yards).
As a senior, Harbor's 59 catches for 729 yards and four touchdowns reflected his ability to get open in zones and stretch the field. His blocking also greatly improved during his career, allowing scouts to imagine him playing early downs as a motion tight end. It's likely a team will pick him up between the late second to early fourth rounds because of the versatility he's shown.
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