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Kenjon Barner attempted to steal the show, Chris Harper made the most of his targets by securing a twelve yard catch for a first down in the second quarter – although his North team would go on to lose by the score of 21-16. Harper was teamed with LB Arthur Brown on the North squad in college football’s perennial all-star game.
Although Harper did not see a lot of balls thrown his way today, he made the most of his time with the time and left a favorable impression on the scouts who watched him. Below is the Day 3 practice report:
Big Receivers: #83 Chris Harper/Kansas State (6006/228) had a terrific practice when he made several contested catches with defensive backs draped all over him. He has a muscular, athletic frame and he used it by body positioning the defender and “playing basketball” down the field. #33 Aaron Mellette/Elon (6024/216) also had a standout day when he popped open and made two nice plays on deeper routes downfield. He does not have elite quickness and may only be one-speed, however, on this day, he fit in well with the big-school competition and has done an excellent job with his blocking, too.
No official tackle stats are available for Brown, but he led a North Team defense that limited the South to only 237 yards, including 105 yards rushing.