McShay 2017 Mock Draft: Steelers Select Missouri Edge Charles Harris 30th Overall

ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay has finally released his first mock draft since December and when it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers, he has them selecting an edge rusher in the first one and one that several of you should already be pretty familiar with.

McShay has the Steelers selecting Missouri outside linebacker Charles Harris with 30th pick in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft and here is what he wrote about him:

Harris is a twitchy, high-energy player who brings some versatility to the table. He led the SEC with 18.5 tackles for loss in 2015, and he had 16 sacks the past two seasons. He’s not a finished product, but Harris has a lot of nice tools and profiles as a fringe first-rounder.

In his recently released Top 32 article, McShay had Harris ranked 29th overall and with a grade of 87. Here is what he wrote about Harris in that article:

Harris had 5.5 sacks, six QB hurries and a forced fumble in his final four games. That came after he led the SEC with 18.5 tackles for loss in 2015. A twitchy athlete off the edge, Harris is just scratching the surface as a pass-rusher. If he adds some bulk to his frame, watch out.

You probably have noticed by now that our very own Josh Carney has filed his full breakdown of Harris and if you missed it, you can read it by following the link below. Additionally, below are links to the evaluations of Harris that Lance Zierlein and Daniel Jeremiah provided previously for NFL.com.

I am also including the edge rusher rankings of Justis Mosqueda below that he has juxtaposed to NFL.com ‘s rankings.

Barring the Steelers going the free agency route, they will more than likely address the outside linebacker position during the first few rounds of the draft. Being as Harris is becoming a somewhat popular pick for the Steelers during the early stages of the major media mock draft process, I will compile as many of his sacks that I can find in a future video for you so be on the lookout for that.

2017 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Missouri OLB Charles Harris

http://www.nfl.com/draft/2017/profiles/charles-harris?id=2558001

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000674402/article/first-look-scouting-missouri-de-charles-harris

  • VinHuddle

    The guy can play! He’s 1 of 3 I’m hoping for that they realistically have a shot at. Curious about his combine performance.

  • T3xassteelers

    Personally for R1 I want (no order):

    Charles Harris
    McKinley
    Teez Harbor
    Tim Williams
    UW CB
    and maybe Njoku

  • Spencer Krick

    I’d be content with this.

  • T3xassteelers

    Side note: Mcshay had Corey Davis over Mike Williams too…

  • Jeremiah vs Zierlein

    First step: bad / good
    Flexibility: poor / good
    Energy: good / good
    vs Run: Good / meh

  • Steelers12

    anybody interested in trading out of 1st round for more draft picks, just wondering?

  • I could see them trying if they don’t see value. Similar to 2009 when they allegedly wanted Unger but thought the value wasn’t quite there and tried to move back but failed and picked Ziggy as a “good value”

    Second thought, let’s not trade back.

  • Steelers12

    LOL Ziggy Hood

  • Josh

    Dave, for the benefit of humanity, PLEASE make sure the hip top track for the highlight reel is as loud, irrelevant to the content and borderline offensive as possible. I can’t watch highlights any other way. (Actually would be fun to do an alternate take with smooth jazz…)

  • Gluebucket

    Are either of James Harrison’s sons old enough to draft yet? I mean, I’ll take one of them as a 9 year old due to their bloodline.

  • PaeperCup

    lol, draft “experts”

  • VinHuddle

    Wouldn’t be a bad thing with all of the so called depth at edge rusher.
    Anyone happen to know, hypothetically, what you could get in return for the 30th pk? Curious is all.

  • Guest12

    I could just imagine James saying to this comment “hell no, getting on the team just because of who his dad is, that is equivalent to earning a participation award” haha

  • VinHuddle

    Lol!

  • Guest12

    Probably and extra 3rd or 4th, depends on how bad a team wants to trade back into the first round, but due to where our pick is, I don’t see it being anything higher than a 3rd rounder

  • Roughly even deals per “the chart”

    #30 for #37 and #101 (LA 2nd and 4th)
    #30 for #55 and #87 (NYG 2nd and 3rd)

  • Steelers12

    not sure how to go about finding that out

  • Guest12

    Yea that actually makes more sense than what I was thinking

  • Levon Kirkland

    When do we get our first Dave Bryan mock?

  • Jon Crissinger

    I like Davis over Williams. He’s dealing with an ankle injury though

  • T3xassteelers

    Really? 😮 Why is that? Williams looks like a Megatron type. Tbh I haven’t seen much from Davis (other than a few SC top 10 plays) but it seems crazy cause MW is a BEAST too haha

  • T3xassteelers

    Who is closest to a Davis comp anyways?

  • Jon Crissinger

    I like comparing Davis to Demaryius Thomas and a little bit of Julio. He’s so big, but has huge after the catch ability. He’s dynamic with the ball in his hands. Such a feature for a big man.

  • Jon Crissinger

    Davis also broke the NCAA career record for receiving yards. Over 5000 receiving yards for 4 years. Every game he had something highlight worthy

  • T3xassteelers

    Well that’s a good thing to be compared too haha. Just saw on SC that McShay think he goes ahead of MW cause of speed, otherwise they’re pretty similar

  • T3xassteelers

    Very very nice. Obviously MAC competition isn’t very good but breaking records like that in any conference shows he was a man among boys!

  • LucasY59

    the top 3 teams picking in the draft are some of the most QB needy teams in the league, BUT using a top 3 pick is not going to give them good value in this yrs draft (the QB talent is barely 1st rd, but there are 3-4 QBs that could be picked in the 1st despite the lack of talent/value) so if all 3 pass early (Clowns could still get one of the top guys with their 2nd 1st rdr at #12) there is a chance one of them is available at #30 (and because they passed early a team like Chicago could get desperate to move ahead of SanFran, to get the last top QB)

    I think moving 6 spots could get the Steelers extra picks in rd 3 (3rd pick #67 overall) and rd 5 (3rd pick again after comps im not sure what overall # it will be somewhere around 150?) (best scenario add 3rd and 4th and worst add 3rd and 6th) the Steelers can charge a high price, because QB is important and they are moving back into the 1st to get it (look at what teams have given for the chance to draft Jared Goff, RGIII, and Carson Wentz) the Broncos didnt give as much last yr, but the Seahawks didnt move out of the 1st either.

  • Jon Crissinger

    Yeah Mike Williams has about 15 lbs on Davis. Both are 6’3 though.

  • T3xassteelers

    Awesome! Thanks.

  • Matt Manzo

    Classic!

  • SteelersDepot

    Trying to get through more tape first. way behind with Steelers playoff run

  • Big Joe

    It’s very possible. I’ve got him down as being a prospect who’s would likely be in range or pick 30 and who has a number of traits the team looks for.

  • Big Joe

    I would too.

  • PaeperCup

    With the amount of edge rushers available, moving back to early second might not be a loss at all.

  • Spencer Krick

    I don’t think I am, I don’t think we have too many needs to fill. Not really concerned about stocking up on picks.

  • Seems like we talk about this every year and agree it would be a good idea. But it doesn’t seem like the FO is too interested, they just take BPA at a position of need lately. But yea, I’d be interested in hearing offers

  • Steelers12

    I mean this seems like a deep draft so they should look into it

  • Jon Crissinger

    Yeah, but if they took Unger we probably wouldn’t have Pouncey

  • Jon Crissinger

    lol LA Chargers or Rams. I saw LAC on a mock draft and was like… Clippers?

  • Shane Mitchell

    Not a fan

  • WeWantDaTruth

    AB came out of the MAC.

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  • T3xassteelers

    So? There’s good players that come from everywhere. Not saying it’s a bad thing, but competition in ACC is significantly better than MAC lol

  • Conserv_58

    The one thing that I do agree with McShay on is the Steelers drafting a blue chip edge rusher in round one. The need for a stud edge rusher, (other than the oldest defensive player in the league, Deebo) was layed bare during the AFCCG.

    With all of the talk about how the Steelers’ defense had greatly improved over the nine game winning stretch, all talk was made moot by seeing how woefully inept they were at getting to Brady. The patriots’ OL looked like an impenetrable wall against the Steelers’ front seven. I’m sick and tired of watching the Steelers’ defense shoot blanks against them. Maybe it’s high time that they re-evaluate their criteria and scouting evaluation process when it comes to selecting DE’s and OLB’s. Colbert and his staff certainly set the team back by wasting a first round pick on, Jarvice Jones. It seems to me that they get too caught up in the numbers game when evaluating Jones. Jones did put up good stats in college, but his combine numbers, especially his forty time were pedestrian, at best.

  • Conserv_58

    Your comment would be more hilarious if it wasn’t so true. It’s become a stereotype to produce player highlights with obnoxiously loud hip-hop music. Then again, I simply turn the volume off.

  • Conserv_58

    They don’t need to since they are reportedly receiving a couple of compensatory picks. Furthermore, stock piling picks is no guarantee for success.

  • WeWantDaTruth

    Relax…everyone knows that there is more talent overall in the major conferences. I’m just pointing out that great WRs can be found at smaller schools. Look no further than Mississippi Valley State.

  • Jeremy McClurg

    I’m iffy in the first, but 2nd yes

  • T3xassteelers

    I know, but you were telling me AB cam from CMU. DUH, it’s well documented lol, nothing negative said about the MAC other than I said the ACC has better competition and Davis dominated MAC as he is a stud

  • WeWantDaTruth

    Did you really say “duh”? LOL you win….I cant compete with that. lol

  • T3xassteelers

    🙂

  • SilverSteel

    Ahh..that takes me back. I miss the 80s 🙂