The Patriots Rookie Spotlight is a daily series where I will go down the list and break down each of the 10 players taken in the 2019 NFL Draft. So far we have covered N’Keal Harry, Joejuan Williams, and Chase Winovich. Today we will break down RB Damien Harris, who has a chance to make an impact as a rookie, much like Sony Michel a year ago.
Damien Harris was drafted as somewhat of a
Top Notch Vision
Harris ran for 3,070 yards and 23 touchdowns in 54
Running Style and Skill Set
Harris keeps a low
Future With The Patriots
Damien Harris played at Alabama for four seasons. He decided to stay with Nick Saban for his
Sony Michel showed how important he can be to the Patriots and his carries are not going away. That said, Michel will never have a completely healthy knee, and Harris will benefit from Michel needing a light workload to stay off the Injured Reserve List. James White is one of the best third-down backs in the league, which will also factor into Damien’s ability to get on the field. That being said, Harris is extremely talented and his game translates well into the Patriots system. Josh McDaniels will have the luxury of using Harris in any situation. He’s not just a goal-line back or a pass catcher, though he could be effective in both roles. I expect Harris to dominate in practice and work his way into the rotation with Michel and White.
Damien Harris Highlights
Please for your own sake – watch this video. It is near impossible to watch this video and not get excited for Damien Harris’s potential in the NFL.
If you liked this article, check out some other installments of this series, where I covered first-round pick N’Keal Harry here, second-round pick Joejuan Williams here, and fellow third-round pick Chase Winovich here. Stayed tuned for my breakdown of Yodny Cajuste tomorrow.