The Giants on Monday requested an interview with Cardinals Vice President of Pro Personnel Adrian Wilson. Per Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated, the Giants will conduct a virtual interview with Harris on Thursday.
Like Wilson, Harris is a former NFL player with a career that ran from 2002-2007. He was a member of the Giants in 2006, but was released at the end of training camp.
Harris has been part of the Arizona front office since his playing days ended. He began as a scout and has held the titles, director of pro scouting, director of player personnel and in 2021 vice president of player personnel.
Harris played collegiately at Syracuse.
The Athletic profiled Harris in 2019. There is this interesting section about his future GM prospects:
Harris has worked his way up in the Cardinals’ front office, from scout to assistant pro personnel director to director of pro scouting and now director of player personnel. The one promotion that’s left: general manager.
Harris is in no hurry to get there, though. This is his first chance to oversee both scouting departments, and he’s having to adjust to, as he put it, “not being in the trenches” anymore.
“I’m more of a hands-on, jump-in guy, but now I have to let go and let these other guys do their jobs,” he said. “Soon I’ll feel like I have a solid grasp as far as overseeing everything. But I’m not rushed. I’m not pressed. I’m just going to continue to grow and when the opportunity comes we’ll go from there.”