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Miami Hurricanes Football 2016 Player Profile: Trent Harris

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In an effort to keep even the most hardcore Miami fan up to date on their favorite players, SOTU will be running a Player Profile series. In these posts, our writers will profile players from each position that they think should get more face time. They will recap their previous year, or in some cases, preview what may be to come. That way, when the season get's here, you hopefully will have a new found love for the team on the field.

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Trent Harris


DE - Junior 6'2 240 - Winter Park, Fl

2015 Key Stats:  49 tackles, 5 TFL, 3.5 sacks.

Very versatile, smart player, who played rush end, OLB, and even filled in at MLB as well last season.

Should have a more defined role this year as a rush end.

Has a very good motor, and good pass rushing skills, so should be more comfortable in this season's attacking style D under new DC Manny Diaz.

Summary:  Now that Harris is strictly a defensive lineman, he should give the 'Canes excellent depth at DE alongside Chad Thomas, Al-Quadin Muhammad, and Demetrius Jackson, among others. It will be interesting to see how much action he gets, considering that returning talent.  Does not possess the ideal size at approximately 240 pounds that you want to set the edge, but makes up for it in toughness and smarts. . On a Miami team where depth across the board is a concern, having a quality player like Harris potentially playing a reserve role, is a nice luxury to have.  I'm not sure he would excel as an every down DE, but should thrive as an occasional sub and a pass rushing specialist.  Uses his hands very well when rushing the QB, and finishes every play, so could produce 5+ sacks this season depending on how many snaps he sees.  Overall, an excellent player who will have a role on what should be a very improved defense this year.