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2011 NFL Draft: Dallas Cowboys Select Dwayne Harris

With the 11th pick in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL draft (No. 176 overall), the Dallas Cowboys selected wide receiver Dwayne Harris from East Carolina University. 

Harris, listed at 5'10", 203 lbs, doesn't have the best speed in the draft - as he ran a 4.55 40 yard dash at the combine - but he does project well as a slot receiver in the NFL. offers this overview on Harris:

Harris has enough ability and a polished skill set needed to succeed as a slot receiver in the NFL who can also contribute as a returner. Hard-working player who was productive in college. He can beat man coverage underneath and find openings in zones but doesn't possess the pure explosion to beat tight coverage. Not a threat to beat you deep but can create some big plays evading the first defender. His willingness to go over the middle and his effort while run blocking demonstrate his great toughness. Harris should come off the board in the middle rounds of April's draft.

It appears that Harris will at the very least be able to spell Dez Bryant on return duties.

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