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2019 NFL Draft

Damien Harris

RB/Alabama

  • B
    6.50
    Projection
    Round 3-4
  • YearSenior
  • Height5-10
  • Weight216
  • Hand9
  • Arm30
  • 40-yard4.57
  • Bench16
  • Vertical37.0
  • Broad121.0
  • 3-coneN/A
  • 20-yardN/A
  • 60-yardN/A
YearGPCOMPATTPCTYDSYPATDSINTATTYDSYPCTDSRECYDSYPCTDSTKLTFLSACKPDFFFRPBUINTYDSPUNTSYDSAVGLNGFGMFGAPCTLNGXPMXPAPCT
2015 12 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 46 157 3.4 1 4 13 3.3 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%
2016 15 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 146 1037 7.1 2 14 91 6.5 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%
2017 14 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 135 1000 7.4 11 12 99 8.3 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%
2018 14 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 139 819 5.9 9 20 201 10.1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%
TOTALS55000%000046630136.523504048.1200.00.00000000000000%0000%

Strong Points: Three-year starter for Alabama. Productive. Runs hard between the tackles. Burst to get outside. Patient -- sets up blocks. Runs low and hard, allowing him to get yardage after contact. Reliable receiver with good hands and the ability to adjust to the ball. Probably Alabama's best pass blocker last season. Good play speed.

Weak Points: Not overly elusive. Might be the starter at Alabama but not necessarily the best back in their stable. Is he the product of a great offensive line? Good (not great) instincts.

The Way We See It: One of the few multi-year starters at Alabama who stuck around as a senior. The starter in his final three seasons, but Harris received fewer touches last season with the emergence of two underclassmen. Williams might be a jack of all trades and master of none. He has good size, speed and strength, and quickly gets to the hole. But he is mainly a one-cut, north-south runner who only gets what is there. Harris is a good back, and dependable in pass pro, but he isn't special. He might never be a consistent starter, but he can be very good as a role player and rotational runner. Get him in the right system and he will produce.

Hub Arkush: Harris has an excellent frame at 5-10, 216 pounds, great football character and work ethic and knows how to play the position. He gets almost every yard that's there when the play design works. While he runs very tough, he may lack great strength (only 16 reps on the bench) and has just average speed (4.57 40). It's always hard evaluating Alabama running backs because there are always a handful of four, five-star recruits on the roster, and Harris was forced to share the ball with Josh Jacobs -- less productive but more explosive -- and Najee Harris. Damien Harris does project to the next level but may fit best in a two-headed backfield, where he's paired with a more explosive runner.

Best Fit: Raiders, Bucs, Bills, Dolphins, Vikings, Bears, Chiefs

Red Flags: Not much wiggle, lacks natural instincts

NFL Comp: Nick Chubb

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