Harold played in all 12 games as a true freshman in 2012 and drew the start for Virginia’s defense in 2013. Harold played well as a sophomore and was seen as a pre-season Bednarik Award watch list going into his Junior season. Harold earned All-ACC second team honors in 2014.
|DOB||1994 (not specified)||Bench (225 lb)||24 reps|
|Weight||247 lbs||Broad Jump||10’3″|
|Arms||33″||20 Yard Shuttle||4.16 sec|
|Hands||9-3/8″||3 Cone Drill||7.07 sec|
|40 Yard Dash (10 yd split)||4.60 sec (1.56 sec)||60 Yard Shuttle||11.81 sec|
|University of Virginia (2012-2014)||All-ACC Second-team, All-ACC Coaches Second-team (2014)|
|2014 – 54 tackles, 14.5 TFL, 7.0 sacks, 2 PD, 1 FF, INT||CollegeFootballNews All-Sophomore Second-team (2013)|
|2013 – 51 tackles, 15 TFL, 8.5 sacks, 1 PD, 2 FF||Career No. 10 all-time in TFL and No. 11 in sacks at Virginia|
|2012 – 36 tackles, 7 TFL, 2.0 sacks, 1 FF, 1 INT|
Five games were watched to analyze Harold’s pass rushing and run defense in this scouting report all from DraftBreakdown.com. These games were:
Harold’s best attribute as an edge rusher is pass rushing, showing a good burst off of the line of scrimmage. It seemed to me that he was tackle-reading when he was in a three-point stance, waiting for the left tackles movement to react which made him appear slow off of the snap, while he was snap- or count-reading in a two point stance. Here are a couple of plays of him being “slow” off of the snap in a three point stance.
To be an effective pass rusher in the NFL, an edge rusher needs to have a variety of moves to get into the backfield. Harold doesn’t have many moves besides, a club-swim move, speed-rip move, and a double-swipe move to rush into the backfield. In this play, Harold uses his club-swim move, but slips while turning the corner and loses balance.
Here’s another club-swim move to edge rush.
Here’s the double-swipe I referred to above to get the outside edge on the blocker.
One of the things that I was dissapointed with while watching Harold was that he actually has a good spin move, but he used it only once or twice in ALL of the snaps I saw. Here Harold uses it to work inside getting the blocker to commit outside with his initial press to the outside shoulder. He needs to use it more to be less predictable.
Overall Harold seemed better with inside moves rather than working outside to get penetration. This could be due to poor hip turning or for lack of ankle flexibility.
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