Draft Profile: Damien Harris

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Updated: January 21, 2019

College Football is the clear and only pipeline to the NFL. It is filled with thousands of talented young men that dream of playing at the next level. Only 1.5% of those players become pro football players. Every draft has positions that are deeper than others, some believe this is a quarterback class and others believe it is a running back class. Here is my scouting report!!

 

Rushing & Receiving Table
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
*2015 Alabama SEC FR RB 10 46 157 3.4 1 4 13 3.3 0 50 170 3.4 1
*2016 Alabama SEC SO RB 15 146 1037 7.1 2 14 99 7.1 2 160 1136 7.1 4
*2017 Alabama SEC JR RB 14 135 1000 7.4 11 12 91 7.6 0 147 1091 7.4 11
*2018 Alabama SEC SR RB 15 150 876 5.8 9 22 204 9.3 0 172 1080 6.3 9
Career Alabama 477 3070 6.4 23 52 407 7.8 2 529 3477 6.6 25

Damien Harris, RB, Alabama

Height-Weight: 5’11 215lbs

Film reviewed: Louisville (18), Ole Miss (18), Clemson (17), Texas A&M (17)

The Good: Damien Harris has a compact and powerful frame to match his powerful running style. He displays a good mixture of patience and vision to lead him into open field. Harris has solid explosion, he can press an inside hole before jump cutting back outside. The bama running back possesses the coveted three down skill-set. DH does a good job holding up in pass protection and scanning the field. Harris is a capable receiver with upside on the next level. You must form tackle harris because he breaks arm attempts and has deceptive speed to go the distance.

 

The Bad: Harris lacks elusiveness in open field you’d expect from a star running back. His usage as a receiver increased each year, but he doesn’t have the best experience in that regard. DH never gained control of the top running back spot as past Alabama running backs had in the past i.e. Mark Ingram, Trent Richardson, & Derrick Henry. Raises questions on the coaching staff’s value of in his abilities.

 

Conclusion: One of two highly ranked bama running backs in this class (Josh Jacobs), will need to test well athletically to cement himself at the top of the class. He has a day two value in rounds 2-3.

Damian Parson is an Analyst for Couch Rider Report.  Follow/Like us on Facebook or Twitter

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