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Secondary Looking Good With Macho Man

The Eagles got a bit manlier with their fifth-round selection in the NFL Draft.

That's where the Eagles selected Virginia Tech cornerback Victor "Macho" Harris, a multi-faceted, physical corner that can also play safety at the NFL level.

"When I was two years old, my dad said I was very challenging," said Harris, the 157th overall selection. "I was running around the house with my bike and stuff, being a little challenging boy, and he wanted to name (me) a challenging name, a tough name, a masculine name like Macho. It's stuck with me ever since." Photo Gallery : Victor Harris

Harris has lived up to his testosterone-laden moniker. He played three different defensive positions at Virginia Tech while also returning punts and occasionally lining up as an offensive weapon.

That versatility could come in handy in 2009.

"Doing it in college I had to make my mind up and do it all to help the team," Harris said. "We wanted to go out as a team and win the BCS or what not and it's exciting. Just to come back and be drafted by the Eagles, it's exciting."

Harris, from Highland Springs, Va., was happy to stay on the East Coast.

"I feel great," Harris said. "I thank God for this opportunity. I've been waiting, it's been a long ride and to be drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles, I'm close to home. The Philadelphia Eagles are going to have great player. I'm going to be coachable and a game-changer, so they don't have to worry about that. I'm so excited man."

He also feels his skills will suit defensive coordinator Jim Johnson's style of play.

"I know he likes to attack," Harris said. "The front seven is going to attack and the secondary has to hold up. Like I said, they have great players in the secondary that hold up throughout the years. All I can do is come in and continue the tradition of a great secondary and continue the (tradition) of great defensive players that the Eagles have had. I'm excited to go ahead and make it happen."

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