If America is another name for opportunity then the Denver Broncos is another name for fighting chance, and that’s just what cornerback Chris Harris was looking for.
Harris came to the Broncos undrafted out of Kansas. The rookie worked hard in training camp, moving his way up the depth chart, and has now become a staple in the Broncos’ nickel package.
Harris was most influential last week against the Raiders when he led the team in tackles with 9 and had a one interception. His play undoubtedly provided the defensive spark that was need for the Broncos to beat the Raiders.
The week before, in a loss against the Lions, Harris again led the team in tackles with 6. His play wasn’t as noteworthy because the team didn’t win, but he caught the eye of the coaching staff.
He’s been grabbing their attention as the season has played out by making an impact in practice and in games.
“He’s obviously gotten more reps of late,” John Fox said. “He’s earned that from his practice habits and the way he’s gone about his business.”
The only way for an undrafted rookie to improve and make a name for himself at first is in practice.
“I see a young player that’s getting better and better every week,” Fox said.
Harris has 30 tackles, 1 INT, and 3 pass deflections on the season with more from each category on the way.