Chris Harris Jr. Lands on the NFL Top 100 at No. 52
After not landing on the NFL Top 100 last year, Chris Harris Jr. finally got the respect from his peers that he long has deserved and landed near the top half of the Top 100 for the 2016 season.
When the NFL Top 100 was released last year, I was really surprised to not see Chris Harris Jr. on the list. With the accomplishments he had on the field, how could he be overlooked so much?
However, there was no mistake this year. The peers have finally seen what he is capable of and has placed Chris Harris Jr. at No. 52 in this year’s NFL Top 100. Just having the Broncos cornerback on the list is deserving.
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From December of 2013 until December 13th, 2015 the Broncos player did not allow a single touchdown. That is quite an impressive feat not allowing a wide out to record a touchdown while you are covering him.
However, on a cold day in Pittsburgh, that streak was broken as Antonio Brown recorded two touchdowns while being covered by Harris Jr. But you have to think, two years without a touchdown allowed? That is impressive.
Chris Harris Jr. had emerged for me since his 2012 season, when he intercepted Phillip Rivers on that Monday Night game in San Diego. From that moment, I knew that he was going to be a special player. His ability to cover wide outs and to speed up to catch up if he gets slightly beat while running a route is very impressive.
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In my opinion, and I am sure a few people would agree, Chris Harris Jr. being at No. 52 on the list is too low for him. This is especially true with how he has done in the past couple of years. And I will say it again. He did not allow a single touchdown in TWO years. He was the definition of a shutdown corner. Something has to give.
There is no doubt that Chris Harris Jr. is one of the NFL’s most underrated corners in the league. Now that he is being noticed by his peers, that should put him on notice. So, now the real show will begin and everyone will be watching to see how great of a corner back he can be.