Denzel Ward was compared to Chris Harris during the draft process and his fourth overall selection proves the value of Harris on an NFL roster…
The definition of overcoming adversity epitomizes Chris Harris Jr. and his time with the Denver Broncos.
Harris went undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft. However, with every passing draft pick comes a chip on the shoulder of the player. The Broncos came calling for Harris’ services and he never looked back.
Harris played with soon-to-be Hall of Famer Champ Bailey for a few seasons soaking everything he could learn. He became fearless against any size wide receiver. Bailey taught Harris to stick to his man like chewing gum.
Versatility is another aspect of Harris’ game many forget in national circles, which brings us to Denzel Ward.
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Like Harris, Ward is sticky and does not allow any wiggle room to separate. Both Ward and Harris’ capability to play in the slot proves the NFL is making coverage of slot receivers a priority. Players like Julian Edelman, Adam Theilen, Jarvis Landry, Cole Beasley, and others further exemplify game planning for those players.
Typical shutdown corners do not let their main wide receiver get away. Doing it for three different types of offensive weapons is exceptional.
This proves Chris Harris is about as valuable as any player on the defensive or offensive side. Heading into the NFL Draft, Denzel Ward was regarded by many to be the best cornerback at his position. Not to be outdone, Ward compared to Harris by numerous scouts.
Ward became the fourth overall selection in 2018 NFL Draft. This proves the worth of Harris in NFL circles.
Patrick Peterson, Jalen Ramsey, Richard Sherman, Xavier Rhodes, and others are great, but no corner does all phases of playing cornerback like Harris. Ward’s draft position validates Harris is the best cornerback in the NFL.