By: Steve Johnson
Damien Harris, RB, Alabama
*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
How we grade