Pro Football Focus Names Chris Harris Jr. Top Slot Corner

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 12: Cornerback Chris Harris
DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 12: Cornerback Chris Harris /

Chris Harris Jr. has shown year in and year out his skills as a top rated cornerback. No surprise, the cornerback has reached the top at Pro Football Focus.

Broncos Country knows this very well about Chris Harris Jr. He is one of the most underrated corners in the NFL today. Since coming to the league in 2011, he has consistently been one of the key players on the Broncos defense.

Denver has a rough showing during the 2017 season. However, there were a few players that continued to produce at an elite level. It is no surprise that Chris Harris Jr. was one of them.

In fact, Eric Eager over at Pro Football Focus would agree completely. Eager named Chris Harris Jr. the top slot corner for 2018.

Here is a little snippet of what Eager had to say about Chris Harris Jr.

“Even in a down season (he allowed three touchdown passes and a 108.8 rating in 37 slot targets in 2017) he had the second-most coverage snaps from the slot per receptions allowed (16.3), suggesting teams are still less likely to throw his way…”

Those are some great words. The only fix Broncos Country wish they could make is allowing three touchdowns. Even in today’s NFL, it impresses me that some quarterbacks still will not throw his way.

Chris Harris Jr. mentioned that he wants to be more aggressive on defense. If the defense follows suit, we could see more of those good numbers in 2018.

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Those numbers show that he can be quite the threat in the slot. Only problem is that the Broncos do not have proven guys on the outside corner spots. Hopefully the new guys can get to where they need to be.

Chris Harris Jr. will enter 2018 as the top dog at the cornerback position. Broncos Country cannot wait to see what he can do at that role.