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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Frank Harris, QB, UTSA

Frank Harris has been a very prolific QB for UTSA as their consummate leader of their program the last several years.  Hula Bowl scout Jake Kernen breaks down Harris as an NFL Prospect in his report.
Frank Harris has been a very prolific QB for UTSA as the consummate leader of their program the last several years.  Hula Bowl scout Jake Kernen breaks down Harris as an NFL Prospect in his report.

Player Data

Name, Jersey #Frank Harris, #0
School (Code)TXSN
DOB, Class Yr3/27/1999, RS Senior
Height, Weight6000e, 205e
Position/DepthQB, starter
Honors/CaptainshipCaptain, CUSA MVP 2022, 2-time All-Conference, 2-time Davey O’Brien Award Semi-Finalist
Season Viewed (yr)2022
Games WatchedMTSU, UAB, North Texas
Scout Name / DateJake Kernen, 10/6/2023

Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)

2023Started 2 games, has missed 2 games due to injury up to this point. 44/73 (60.3%) for 423 yards and 2 TDs, 3 INTs. 21 rushes for 60 yards.
2022Started all 14 games. 328/471 (69.6%) for 4,063 yards and 32 TDs, 9 INTs. 129 rushes for 602 yards and 9 TDs. 2 catches for 12 yards.
2021Started all 14 games. 263/398 (66.1%) for 3,177 yards and 27 TDs, 6 INTs. 109 rushes for 566 yards and 6 TDs. 3 catches for 36 yards and 1 TD. 
2020Started all 11 games. 159/250 (63.6%) for 1,630 yards and 12 TDs, 6 INTs. 95 rushes for 528 yards and 9 TDs. 1 catch for 8 yards. 
2019Started 4 games, suffered season ending injury in game 4. 66/91 (72.5%) for 486 yards and 3 TDs, 2 INTs. 39 rushes for 126 yards.
2018Recovering from injury, no stats recorded
2017Redshirt, no stats recorded

Player Summary:

7th year Senior from Schertz, Texas. Left-handed, undersized but athletic passer. Well built a player, with good bulk on uppers and thick lowers. Operates almost exclusively out of shotgun in his current offense. Smart, patient player. Works through his progressions and frequently gets to his 2nd and 3rd options. Does a very good job of taking care of the football, does not force passes and rarely makes poor decisions that could result in turnovers. Short, condensed throwing motion. Poor footwork and mechanics. Little to no follow-through on throws. Tight, consistent spiral, but has limited velocity on passes. Borderline elite-level accuracy on short to intermediate throws. Excellent placement on out-breaking routes, but relies on timing and accuracy rather than arm strength. Struggles more on passes over 20 yards, in part due to poor technique. Does not have a huge arm that can push the ball downfield, but a cleaned-up throwing motion could help improve deep ball accuracy. Frequently throws on the move due to his current offense using bootlegs regularly. Not a game-breaker with his legs, but a capable runner who can extend a play or pick up easy yardage when receivers are covered. Runs as a last resort and is not looking to take off unless everyone is covered. Not twitchy or quick in open space, but does a good job of getting skinny to slip between blocks. Lowers his shoulder and fights for extra yardage on contact. Well rounded quarterback who could be a safe backup as a professional, but limited elite traits that set him apart from others. 

Scheme Fit:

Would be most successful in a more traditional west-coast offense where he can work through progressions and protect the ball by checking it down with limited forced deep passes

Power Statement:

Harris is a smart and consistent passer who won’t make game-breaking mistakes but lacks the elite physical traits to push a team to be more. He should be drafted, but I would not expect it to happen until late on day 3. 

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