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LB Nate Harvey

Jay on the Island : 3/26/2020 9:25 pm
For those that don’t remember Nate Harvey was signed as an UDFA after the 2019 draft. Like most people here I had never heard of him before. After learning more about him I quickly found him to be one of the more intriguing UDFA’s that the Giants had signed.

Nate Harvey began at Georgia Military junior College before transferring to East Carolina University in 2017 for his junior year. He didn’t contribute much on offense but he stood out on special teams.

Entering his senior season Harvey switched over to the defensive side of the ball where he played DE. Despite being new to defense Harvey dominated and went on to post 63 tackles, 14.5 sacks, and 25.5 tackles for a loss. Harvey set ECU and AAC records for tackles for loss in a season and he tied the AAC single-season sack record. He was named the AAC defensive player of the year.

He applied for an extra year of eligibility but the NCAA denied his fifth year option. That decision left Harvey with just a week to prepare for the ECU pro day in which the Giants were in attendance. Due to the lack of time to prepare Harvey ran a disappointing 4.9 forty. That combined with his 6’1 225lb frame is why Harvey went undrafted.

Unfortunately we never got a chance to see Harvey on the field as he suffered a season ending injury during his first practice. The Giants could have released him with an injury settlement but they decided to keep him on IR.

Harvey has an uphill battle to make the 55 man roster but I certainly wouldn’t count him out.
Sounds like he's fighting for a spot  
ZogZerg : 3/27/2020 7:33 am : link
On the practice squad
RE: Sounds like he's fighting for a spot  
Jay on the Island : 3/27/2020 9:14 am : link
In comment 14851076 ZogZerg said:
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On the practice squad

That is very possible. His production is hard to ignore.
I was also following this prospect  
SleepyOwl : 3/27/2020 9:44 am : link
the reality is that at 6 1 225 he is really small to play on the line. Xavier Rhodes cornerback by comparison plays at 6 1 215-220.
RE: I was also following this prospect  
Jay on the Island : 3/27/2020 10:39 am : link
In comment 14851165 SleepyOwl said:
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the reality is that at 6 1 225 he is really small to play on the line. Xavier Rhodes cornerback by comparison plays at 6 1 215-220.

If he can get up to 245lbs then he might have a future as a situational pass rusher while also contributing on special teams.
Not comparing these guys but  
Tuckrule : 3/27/2020 2:42 pm : link
Robert Mathis was 6 foot 2 230 coming out of college. Wasn’t invited to the combine and built himself up to a listed weight of 245. Not sure if Harvey can carry that weight but playing Edge is possible
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