Can Chris Harris surprise us again?


Chris Harris has enough to worry about.

He is trying to return from an ACL injury that prematurely ended his year in 2013. And he is trying to return to a position that demands constant cutting and the need for power and explosion off of those cuts.

Last year Harris was in the middle of a stellar season. He racked up 65 total tackles, defended 14 passes, and had four interceptions. He was easily the Denver Broncos most consistent defensive back before suffering that knee injury during the Divisional playoff game against the San Diego Chargers.

During the offseason, the Broncos set out to fortify their defense. They added defensive end DeMarcus Ware to beef up the pass rush. They brought in safety T.J. Ward to give the defensive backfield a physical presence in the middle. Cornerback Aqib Talib was signed to be the top corner on the roster. And Bradley Roby was drafted in the first round with Denver’s 31st pick in the NFL Draft.

Roby has impressed the Broncos coaching staff early on with his physical play and competitiveness.

With Harris unable to fully practice until late July, the number two corner position is ripe for the taking.

If Roby were to win the starting job, he may never give it back.

As an undrafted free agent that has grown into a starter, Chris Harris has surprised us before.

Can he do it again?

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