“The great thing about Maurice, is Maurice has that length and that size where he can be a pretty versatile player. His ability to play on special teams, which he’s done for us, I think will probably help him.” -- California head coach Sonny Dykes on WR Maurice Harris
Harris has a huge catch radius, can make tough catches over and around defensive backs and linebackers, and has very sticky, strong hands. He understands how to sit in zone coverge, and is a more-than-willing blocker.
His size and strength are his biggest attributes. Though he does not possess great speed, he's a solid route-runner, and has experience in a pro-style system under Jeff Tedford. His size helps him at the line of scrimmage, particularly against press coverage, and he's very effective in stemming his routes off the line, and bullying cornerbacks to get free at the top of his routes, since he's not going to beat many off the line. That's probably the biggest knock on him -- he has trouble getting separation because of that lack of speed.
Perhaps the greatest attraction of Harris is his leaping ability, which, combined with his sticky fingers and superb body control, makes him an ideal red zone target.
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