Wake Forest running back Josh Harris hasn't created any real buzz as an NFL prospect this offseason, and rightfully so.
He was nearly declared inelligible for his senior season according to Chip Patterson of CBSSports.com, and Harris has suffered a number of injuries throughout his collegiate career.
As if the injuries and academic struggles weren't enough, Harris only rushed for 470 yards and four touchdowns on 125 carries in 2013.
According to his Twitter account, Harris ran a 4.28 40-yard dash at his pro day, and put up 28 reps on the bench press.
Keep in mind, he did this in less than perfect weather, as he found himself facing rain, sleet and snow outdoors while running. Assuming that these pro day reports are true, Harris may find his draft stock quickly on the rise heading into the draft.
Harris' 40 time would have placed him as the second-fastest running back at the combine behind Kent State running back Dri Archer, who ran a 4.26. His 28 bench reps would have been the second most at the combine as well, behind Georgia Southern running back Jerick McKinnon.
Now that Harris may have burst on the scene a bit heading into the draft, here are some other things you should know about him.
Harris' best collegiate season came as a redshirt freshman in 2010. He carried the ball 125 times for the Demon Deacons, amassing 728 yards and seven rushing touchdowns. He averaged 5.8 yards per carry that season, and rushed for 241 yards against Virgina Tech that year. Unfortunately for Harris, he was never able to quite replicate those numbers in the years to come.
In his sophomore season, Harris appeared in just nine games due to injury, according to his player profile on WakeForestSports.com. That season he carried the ball 101 times for 431 yards and three touchdowns. Over his final two seasons Harris played in 23 games, recording 262 carries for 1,078 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging 4.1 yards per carry.
Harris was used out of the backfield primarily as a runner. He registered only 47 receptions for 304 yards, and never posted a receiving touchdown. He also has minimal experience returning kicks, with 11 career kick returns for 181 yards, good for an average of just 16.5 yards per return.
While he has had some explosive moments in his career, the fact that he never had a 1,000 yard rushing season, and has not been a big receiving factor out of the backfield could create some concern. And while he reportedly displayed explosive speed at his pro day, his poor kick return stats don't bode well for him as a return specialist.
It's hard to say what Harris could offer at the next level. His 4.6 yards per carry over his career is certainly a positive note, as he rushed for 2,230 yards in his career at Wake Forest. The fact that he wasn't invited to the combine says a little bit about what scouts think about him, or at least what they may have thought about him before his pro day performance.
Prospects hold their pro days for performances just like what Harris had. It's one last chance for them to make an impression on scouts and boost their draft stock one final time. If history is any indicator, Harris may have just propelled himself into draft talks, and could be selected higher than what was initially anticipated.