With the 2019 NFL Draft around the corner it appears the Philadelphia Eagles are showing some interest in that other Alabama running back. His name is Damien Harris.
With the 2019 NFL Draft approaching, it’s time to discuss the chances of the Philadelphia Eagles taking that Alabama Crimson Tide running back, and no we aren’t discussing Joshua Jacobs. We mean the other Crimson Tide running back. It appears Philly’s also showing serious interest in Damien Harris.
While most of you were preparing for a few weekend shenanigans, Fran Duffy was busy cooking up another edition of ‘Meet the Prospect’.
Take a look:
"Disciplined and rugged with a very strong sense of who he is as a running back. He operates with a good feel for blocking schemes and finds the designed yards while adding extra with his power and some elusiveness. He lacks game-breaking juice as a runner and will need to keep his weight down or he’ll end up in the “grinder” category of runners. Harris is more likely to be good than great as a pro, but his size, every-down game and ball security give him a chance to have fruitful career as a solid starter."
Check out this highlight reel:
Clip courtesy of Harris Highlights’ official YouTube channel
In his final season with the Crimson Tide, Harris racked up 5.8 yards-per-carry average while toting the rock 150 times for 876 yards. He also hauled in 22 completions to help the air attack.
He reached the end zone 25 times over the course of his 54-game collegiate career (23 times on the ground and two times through the air), but what may attract NFL squads the most is the fact that, because he split carries with so many good running backs, he has very little wear and tear on his body.
Despite sitting out of the remainder of a game against Kent State in 2016, where he sprained a knee, Harris has been relatively healthy. Might the Eagles pass on Josh Jacobs in Round 1 of the upcoming draft and go with his backfield mate in a later round? Don’t be surprised if you start hearing that question with some frequency here soon.