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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Lets not forget that we picked up a DT off of someones practice squad. There isn't much on him but here's what I could find. Hopefully he's ready to turn on the switch. He looks like a pretty good pass ...

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Old 03-03-2008, 06:05 PM   #1
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DT Orien Harris - Forgotten Man?

Lets not forget that we picked up a DT off of someones practice squad. There isn't much on him but here's what I could find. Hopefully he's ready to turn on the switch. He looks like a pretty good pass rushing DT.


Orien Harris #92 Defensive tackle New Orleans Saints
Height: 6-3 Weight: 300
Born: Jun 3, 1983 - Newark, DE
College: Miami (FL)
Draft: 2006 - 4th round (36th pick) by the Pittsburgh Steelers

Draft Information:

Positives:
He is your prototypical defensive tackle that can stop the run and get after the quarterback. Orien has all the potential in the world and for the most part he has lived up to the hype. He is a very unselfish player that does whatever is asked of him. Though his stats don't show it, he is a great pass rusher.

Negatives:
Orien has the size you look for, but doesn't take on blockers very well. He has no trouble at getting in the backfield, but rarely produces any sacks. He needs to polish his defensive moves as well.

Overview:
Orien Harris has all the potential in the world, and I think he will be a great defensive tackle. Has a nose for the ball and is constantly causing havoc in the backfield. He will make an impact on any team right away and is my sleeper pick. Watch out for this kid. He could be one of the best at his position in a couple years.

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iF HES THAT GREAT WHY IS HE ONLY ON THE PRACTICE SQUAD AND DOES HE HAVE ANY GAME DAY EXPERIENCE WITH THE STEELERS?
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Nice post. Whoever this is sure said all the right things....Where did you find the info on this guy?
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:25 PM   #4
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iF HES THAT GREAT WHY IS HE ONLY ON THE PRACTICE SQUAD AND DOES HE HAVE ANY GAME DAY EXPERIENCE WITH THE STEELERS?
I think he was cut by the Steelers and picked up off of Buffalo's practice squad. Here is more of his bio:

Orien Harris -From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Orien Harris New Orleans New Orleans Saints — No. 92
Defensive tackle / Defensive end
Date of birth: June 3, 1983 (1983-06-03) (age 24)
Place of birth: Jamaica
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 300 lb (136 kg)
NFL Draft: 2006 Pittsburgh Steelers (2006)* Round: 4 Pick: 133

Teams:
Pittsburgh Steelers (2006)*
Cleveland Browns (2006)
Buffalo Bills (2007)*
New Orleans Saints (2007-present)
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
2x Honorable mention All-ACC (2004-2005)
Second-team AP All-American (2005)

Stats at NFL.com
Orien Harris (born June 3, 1983 in Jamaica) is a professional American football defensive lineman for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Miami.

He is the brother of Kwame Harris, an offensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers


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Re: DT Orien Harris - Forgotten Man?

If he gets a fire lit under his butt he could be very good.
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Old 03-03-2008, 07:54 PM   #6
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Re: DT Orien Harris - Forgotten Man?

But you know, we hear that about so many players. Every year. Every team does. Nobody, well almost nobody, even makes it into a practice squad - unless that are really very good, have tons of potential. "Could be very good", or "has tons of potential", or "could be one of the best in the game".... you almost get tired of hearing it.

Remember A-Mac, could throw a 70 yard pass flat-footed?? Remember that kid, the defensive tackle, that could do standing back flips at nearly four hundred pounds (and only lasted 15 minutes before we cut him)? I'm sorry, but you just almost get tired of hearing it.

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Old 03-03-2008, 08:08 PM   #7
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Sorry, wrong thread. Ignore.
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It sounds like maybe he was in the wrong system.
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Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 View Post
Nice post. Whoever this is sure said all the right things....Where did you find the info on this guy?
Err.... I found it on Google. Here's some more on the dude.



Pressure Helps Orien Harris Thrive -By Jeremy White, NFLHS.com

When you have an older brother in the NFL, you tend to get a lot of attention as a football player. That certainly has been the case for Orien Harris, whose brother, Kwame, has made it difficult for Orien to fly under the radar by blazing a path to a professional career.

Harris wouldn't have it any other way. The attention and pressure placed on him has helped him thrive. He's been successful everywhere he's been as a player, and his brother's counsel has something to do with that.

Harris was selected in the 4th round of the NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

"Oh yeah, I've learned a lot from him," says Harris. "He's the best player I've ever played against. I played against him a little bit in high school. I've also learned a lot from my coaches."

NFLHS.COM - 2006 NFL Draft: Pressure Helps Orien Harris Thrive

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Re: DT Orien Harris - Forgotten Man?

Right now he's as good as McKinley Boykin or Walter Thomas for that matter... until he can show something on the field, he's just another body.
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