Chris Harris Jr. can be considered one of the leagues’ more underrated defenders. He’s definitely not overlooked but he doesn’t always get as much credit as some of the leagues’ other top defenders like Richard Sherman or Patrick Peterson. He’s apart of a top secondary group of the Broncos that has himself, Aqib Talib, T.J. Ward and Bradley Roby.
Harris isn’t the biggest guy on the field, but he plays with heart and intensity. In his six years with the Broncos he has only missed one game and has been a big contributor to the Denver defense. In 2017, I see Harris having a major breakout season because he has established himself the best player in the Broncos secondary and at 28 years old, this could be his best season in his career.
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In his career, Harris has a total of 373 tackles, 3.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and 14 interceptions. He also helped the team in a big way to defeat the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl L.
Harris and the defense will face some difficult opponents this season, but with the success that Harris has had himself, it wouldn’t surprise to see him become a major shutdown cornerback this year. The secondary will go up against receivers like Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall, Dez Bryant, Alshon Jeffery, Brandin Cooks and A.J. Green. Harris has the talent and experience to contain these top receivers this year. He may already be considered a shutdown corner now, but if he can contain these types of receivers than it’ll be a definite.
Season prediction: 73 tackles, four interceptions and three forced fumbles.