Scouting Report 5th-Round

The Bears added another defender in round five and a quarterback they believe can become a solid backup. How do the scouts rate the DE Claude Harriott and QB Craig Krenzel?

Defensive end Claude Harriott
School Pittsburgh Year 5Sr
Ht: 6-3.5 Wt: 252
Bio:
Two year starter coming off a disappointing senior campaign in which he produced just 35/7/2 after numbers of 78/21/9.5 as a junior.

Pos: Explosive pass rusher that formerly displayed sound, all around abilities. Quickly gets off the ball, plays with good pad level and relentless. Pursues the action with speed, immediately alters his angle of attack and finds the ball. Slides off blocks and technically sound in all areas.

Neg: Seemed rather hesitant and indecisive as a senior. Lacks natural size, slow shedding blocks and occasionally handled by opposing tight ends. Play was so uninspired last season he briefly lost his starting job.

Analysis:A good athlete with the frame to get larger, Harriott had been growing into a complete defensive lineman until the bump in the road last year. If he gets his career back on track could be one of the better bargains this April.

Quarterback Craig Krenzel
School: Ohio State Year: 5Sr
Ht: 6-3.5 Wt: 228
Bio:
Two year starter who completed 55%/2,040/15/10 interceptions as a senior. Named as an Academic All American choice in 2003. Led Ohio State to a national championship as a junior with passing numbers of 59.4%/2,110/12/7.

Pos: Intelligent collegiate passer with minimal skills for the next level. Sets in the pocket with solid footwork, withstands the rush and remains poise under pressure. Puts touch on throws when required and accurate in the short field. Always works to make positive plays either throwing the ball or running with it.

Neg: Stares down primary targets, changes his point of release and late on the timing patterns. Poorly places throws, and only average arm strength and high of the mark when he tries to zip the ball in.

Analysis: A terrific collegiate signal caller with solid measurables, Krenzel's marginal accuracy and pass placement does not bode well for the next level. Long prospect that will never be anything more than a third quarterback.


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