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Damien Harris

Damien Harris

RB - NE
Height: 5' 11"Weight: 213 lbsAge: 23College: Alabama

2020 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
RB Rank: 12th
Draft Rank (ECR) #174
Best / Worst #74 / #327
ADP #216

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The addition of Lamar Miller tells me Sony might not be close to healthy, so that has me moving Harris up.

The 2019 usage, or lack thereof, for Harris was puzzling to say the least. When you draft a running back in the third round, you typically use him in some sort of role. Of the 22 running backs who've been drafted in the third round over the last seven years, Harris' four touches were the fewest. He's the clear-cut handcuff to Sony Michel who's been extremely inefficient. If that continues in 2020, we could see the Patriots activate Harris (who doesn't contribute on special teams) and use him as their early-down back.

It's hard to believe Damien Harris out-carried Josh Jacobs in 2018 with the Crimson Tide. In his first season with the Patriots he was out-gained by Tom Brady, Brandon Bolden, Julian Edelman and N'Keal Harry. It might seem bizarre but Harris isn't a special teams guy whereas Rex Burkhead a vital role there. Essentially, Harris needs an injury or a surprise RB release to gain a role this season. At this stage that seems unlikely enough to suggest Damien Harris shouldn't be on any redraft rosters, there's such a low chance he provides any payoff.

23 years old - UFA 2023

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