In recent years, the New York Giants always seem to have an undrafted defensive end who rises up during the preseason and bids for a roster spot. Odewale Ojomo a couple of years ago. Kerry Wynn last year. Could Brad Harrah be that player this year? Let's look at the undrafted defensive end from Cincinnati as we continue our player-by-player profiles of the 90-man roster the Giants will bring to training camp in a few weeks.
2014 Season In Review
Finished his career at Cincinnati by compiling 3.5 sacks, two passes defensed and a forced fumble in 2014. Had 17.5 sacks in three seasons with the Bearcats.
2015 Season Outlook
The Giants might not have an embarrassment of riches at defensive end, but they do appar to have a plethora of NFL-caliber players at the position. Jason Pierre-Paul, Robert Ayers, George Selvie, Damontre Moore, Kerry Wynn and Owamagbe Odighizuwa all are players who belong on NFL teams. That makes Harrah's path to the NFL difficult, and his likely best-case scenario a spot on the practice squad.
Harrah was called "a try-hard lineman with limited upside and physical skills" in a scouting report by TFY Draft Insider.
Harrah actually played defensive tackle at Cincinnati, but at 265 pounds his only real shot in the NFL is playing outside at defensive end. Unless there are injuries at defensive end, Harrah would seem to be fighting to convince the Giants to give him a spot on the practice squad.