Undrafted Wake Forest RB claims coaches sabotaged him
During his career at Wake Forest, Josh Harris rushed for 2,230 yards and 19 TDs. But the running back did not hear his name called at any point in the 2014 NFL draft.
Harris expected to be drafted in a late round, tweeting, "Christmas morning #Day3" last Saturday. After he went unselected, Harris again took to Twitter, this time to allege that his coaches had sabotaged his draft chances by giving unfavorable reports to NFL teams.
Keep me in your prayers pic.twitter.com/EOQopMHezR
— Joshua Harris (@JoshHarris25) May 12, 2014
Harris also went unsigned after the draft. He was one of 11 unsigned players invited by the Dallas Cowboys to try out this weekend. Some scouts believed Harris's stock was on the rise after a promising pro day in which he ran a 4.46 40-yard dash and bench pressed 28 reps of 225 pounds. Per his Twitter profile, Harris claims he ran a 4.28 in the 40.
Harris rushed for 470 yards and four TDs his senior season after the NCAA reversed its ruling declaring him ineligible. His best game of 2013 was against Army on Sept. 21, when he rushed for 96 yards and two TDs on 19 carries.
On Tuesday Harris tweeted a screenshot of a text message from former Wake Forest offensive coordinator Steed Lobotzke:
Really appreciate the text from my former position coach. The truth always comes to light. pic.twitter.com/qbb4IIykC5 — Joshua Harris (@JoshHarris25) May 13, 2014