FLOWERY BRANCH – The importance of making a good first impression in most job environments is vital.
Strangely enough, that general employment rule applies to players seeking long-term work in the National Football League.
Through the first six practices of training camp, Falcons rookie linebacker Jerrell Harris has successfully made a good first impression and has caught the eye of defensive coordinator Mike Nolan.
“He stands out because he’s got long hair like everybody else,” Nolan quipped.
Then he flipped on the serious switch. “I think he stands out because of his size, everybody is impressed with his size,” Nolan said. “He moves well for a big man.”
Harris stands 6-feet-3 and weighs 242 pounds. He made a strong impression on the first full-squad training camp practice in pads