My Scouting Report for Damien Harris




Damien Harris

Team : New England Patriots | Sports : Football | Position : RB | Status : Active | Location :United States

Player Scouting Report

Players Scouting Reviewer : myles.whitmore . Position :Running Back [RB]

Category
Score
Comments
Speed
6.50
Has decent speed, but not enough to beat defenders on the outside.
Elusiveness
7.00
Has the ability to juke out defenders at the first level, especially on inside zone plays.
Run Power
6.70
His run power makes a dependable threat on short yardage plays, and red zone plays.
Finesse
6.20
He can juke defensive linemen but doesn't have enough ability to make defenders miss in open space.
Pass Catching
5.50
Harris has excellent hands, but his run after the catch is underwhelming, and he mainly runs bubble screens and out routes.
Vision
8.00
Damien is a patient back who waits for his blockers to make holes for him.
Running in Traffic
7.00
Fights for every inch in traffic and can break a multitude of arm tackles. However, Harris only breaks arm tackles and shoe-string tackles. Also, he has trouble breaking gang tackles.
Durability
9.00
Only had one concussion in college.
Strength
7.00
Strength allows him to break most arm tackles and fight for every inch, however, if he gets stronger he could be a terror on every play.
Size
9.00
Productivity
8.00
Was able to consistently run for 5+ YPC during his last 3 years in college, including 7+ YPC in his Sophomore and Junior year.
Blocking
5.50
Blocking is underwhelming when it comes to picking up blocking assignments and keeping defenders from reaching his quarterback.
Intangibles
10.0
Work-out phenom, extremely hard worker, quality teammate.
Toughness
8.00
Fights for every inch on every play.
Character
10.0
No arrests, quality teammate and excellent during press conferences.
Consistency
8.00
Was able to consistently run for 5+ YPC during his last 3 years in college, including 7+ YPC in his Sophomore and Junior year.
Big Play Ability
5.50
Doesn't possess the combination of speed and strength to be a big play threat.
Strengths
Balance, vision, consistency, toughness, pass catching
Weaknesses
blocking, speed, route running
Overall Analysis
Harris is a patient, one-cut back with great balance and footwork. He is capable of being a versatile running back who is dependable in the red zone if he bulks up a bit. Has the strength necessary to be a terror up the middle, especially on inside zone plays. He has excellent hands but isn't much of a threat after the catch, that was why he was never a receiving threat in college. Like his teammate Josh Jacobs, he has some trouble breaking to the outside because of his speed and mainly ran out routes and bubble screens. Blocking is underwhelming when it comes to picking up blocking assignments and keeping defenders from reaching his quarterback. Mainly breaks arm tackles only, has trouble breaking other types of tackles
Compares to
Has the potential to be like Melvin Gordon
potential
33
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak