Draft Profile: RB Damien Harris, RB Alabama

By: Steve Johnson

Damien Harris, RB, Alabama

5’10 1/8″ 216

30 3/4″ arms 9 3/4″ hands


D.O.B. 2/11/97

*Combine measurements and drills will be added in Feb.


2015: 10 games. 46 att, 157 yards, 1 TD; 4 rec, 13 yards,

2016: 15 games. 146 att, 1037 yards, 2 TDs; 14 rec, 99 yards, 2 TDs

2017: 14 games. 135 att, 1000 yards, 11 TDs; 12 rec, 91 yards


Misc. Stats: 9 KR for 173 yards in 2015.

Accolades: 2014 USA Today All-American, Two-time National Champion (2015, 2017)


History: Give-star recruit out of Berea, KY.

Strengths: Good size, well-built. Tough, one-cut runner. Can convert speed to power. North-south runner, isn’t going to get caught dancing. Good balance, keeps his feet churning and typically falls forward. Doesn’t have ankle breaking agility, but can make a cut and gain an extra yard or two.

Weaknesses: Not very explosive and lacks top end speed. Isn’t a tackle breaker like some of Bama’s previous ball carriers. Isn’t going to drive piles. Has never carried a full work load. Inexperienced as a pass catcher and in pass pro. Pass protection will need to be completely redefined.

Overview: Harris is a one cut runner that would benefit from a zone blocking scheme. Never a true work horse at Alabama, he is inexperienced in the passing game. Harris has a decent speed/power combo, but lacks elite athleticism.

Draft Projection: Early Day 3

Phanaddict Draft Grade: TBD

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