Josh Harvey-Clemons: 2017 NFL Draft Prospect

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Josh Harvey-Clemons

Josh Harvey-Clemons is a talented free safety that comes with some baggage. Read which NFL mock draft has him going in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft.

College: Louisville #25Louisville Cardinals Football

Position: Free Safety

Height: 6-4

Weight: 217

40 Time: 4.59

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  • Honorable mention All-ACC, 2015.
  • Third team All-ACC, 2016.
  • Could play strong safety or outside linebacker in the NFL.
  • Started college career at Georgia.
  • Ranked third in tackles as a sophomore in 2014 for the Georgia Bulldogs.
  • Missed first game of 2013 for violating university drug policy.
  • Suspended for 2013 bowl game and first three games of 2014 for university drug policy for a second time.
  • Dismissed from Georgia at the end of 2014 season after an undisclosed team violation.

NFL Draft Board Breakdown

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Josh Harvey-Clemons appears on the NFL Draft Board on Eric Galko’s NFL mock draft on SportingNews.com. Galko has Harvey-Clemons going to the Patriots with pick number 32 in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft. Harvey-Clemons shows up as the fifth free safety on the NFL Draft Board.

Patriots Needs

As free agency hits, the New England Patriots already took care of their number one draft need, tight end. The Patriots traded a fourth round pick to the Colts for tight end Dwayne Allen and a sixth round pick.

By the time the 2017 NFL draft comes around, the New England Patriots will most likely be set at all positions and will have the freedom to draft the best player on the board. Taking the best player in rounds 25 and higher is what has made the Patriots so successful.

As lower teams reach for player needs, they leave quality players on the board for better managed teams to pick up later in the first round.

Josh Harvey-Clemons Draft Potential

According to an AFC scout, the problem with drug suspensions is that they tend to repeat. So, a high discipline team like the New England Patriots are a great fit for Josh Harvey-Clemons.

However, the Patriots are also crafty enough to pick up a talented player like Josh Harvey-Clemons at a discount. Harvey-Clemons attached enough baggage to his wagon that will anchor him into a late second round, or third round pick for the New England Patriots to pick him up there, and spend their first round draft choice on a player with less baggage.

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