NFL Network is working through its annual Top 100 list as voted by the players themselves. Chris Harris Jr. made the cut coming in at #63 just behind Cameron Wake and just ahead of Casey Hayward.
Frankly, this ranking seems ridiculously low for a guy Pro Football Focus ranked as the 19th best player in all of football a few months back.
19. Chris Harris Jr., CB, Denver Broncos (36)
It’s hard to believe that Chris Harris Jr. was once an undrafted free agent, because he has put together strong seasons every year of his NFL career since, earning himself a starting spot by the end of his rookie campaign and never looking back. Harris allowed an average of only 8.9 yards per reception in 2016, and 126 total yards after the catch, despite being targeted 84 times. Harris has the versatility to play inside and outside within the Broncos’ defensive scheme, and has consistently been one of the game’s best defensive backs, making PFF’s All-Pro team this year in the newly designated “defensive back” position.
Best performance: Week 13 vs. Jaguars, 92.8 grade
Key stat: Harris notched 28 defensive stops on the season, two more than any other cornerback.
Popularity contests can be a bit annoying sometimes, but we all know just how good CHJ is on the football field week in and week out.
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