When it comes to the best of the best, there are few — arguably any — better at his position than Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr.
In his six seasons since joining Denver as an undrafted college free agent, Harris has ranked among the elite defensive backs in the NFL.
Since 2012, Harris’ first season pulling full-time duty in the “No Fly Zone,” the perennial Pro Bowler has allowed the fewest yards per coverage snap in the NFL, per Pro Football Focus.
Over the last five NFL seasons, no cornerback has allowed fewer yards per coverage snap than Chris Harris Jr. 🔒 pic.twitter.com/Pv2H0m0MGA
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) May 12, 2017
In each of the last three seasons, Harris was selected to the Pro Bowl, and in 2017 he was named to a First-Team All-Pro.
Alongside Broncos cornerback, and fellow Kansas Jayhawk graduate, Aqib Talib, Harris has helped Denver develop one of the top defensive backfields in the league — not to mention the two ranked No. 2 and No. 1, respectively, according to PFF’s 2017 grades.
Yet, Harris remains perhaps one of the most under-the-radar pass defenders in the league, ranking just 63rd on this season’s NFL Network Top 100.
But despite dropping 11 spots from 2016, a year in which was not a First-Team All-Pro, to 2017, Harris seems to be taking the evaluation in stride.
Im getting All Pro not tripping about any rankings .
— Chris Harris (@ChrisHarrisJr) May 16, 2017
However, plenty came to Harris’ defense Tuesday, from both a player and media perspective.
.@ChrisHarrisJr voted 63rd on NFL’s top 100, down from 52nd in ’15. Makes no sense to me. Was 1st-team all-pro, selected to 3rd PB last yr.
— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) May 16, 2017
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