Chris Harris Jr: 2023 Pro Prospect Interview

Name: Chris Harris Jr
School: Southern Illinois University 
Position: LB
Height: 6-1
Weight: 233

Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season? 

I had a goal to get on one of the All-MVC teams & to win a championship. I accomplished getting on the All-Newcomer Team but fell short of a championship.

Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?

I feel everyone would say I’m a hardworking guy that’s fun to be around! My presence is very respectful!

Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?

For myself the first thing I focus on is fundamentals of being a linebacker (stance, steps, hand placement, etc.). When breaking down my opponents i’m looking for any weakness they have in there offense, formations, who they have in the game on certain plays, lineman splits, RB/TE/WR alignments, DND plays, etc.

Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position? 

My mentality/midset is what’s separates me! Im a linebacker you can put anywhere I have a nose for the ball. I’m Willing to learn and take on any role. Not only do I play backer I bring value to all special teams!

Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?

I will be 110% dedicated to training to get faster, stronger and perfecting my craft!

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

I will bring energy & excitement to a team. Also the knowledge I already have I can pass that on to others. I’m a blue-collar guy so on and off the field my presence will impact other lives.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?

If your looking for a smart, physical & intelligent linebacker I’m that GUY! Giving the opportunity you will see the hardwork & value I can bring to any team!