7. Chris Harris
- Highest ranking: Sixth
- Lowest ranking: Not ranked
Man, did I disagree with the staff on this Chris Harris. Harris comes in as the seventh-ranked player in the collective top 10 and every other member of the Bolt Beat staff had him as either the sixth or seventh best player on the team.
Meanwhile, I was the only one that had him ranked outside of the top 10. Don’t worry, he is also the last player whose lowest ranking is not ranked, so that trend will end after him.
It is easy to fall in love with Harris and I absolutely see why he cracks most of the staff’s top 10. He has been one of the best corners in the league for many years that was just named to the NFL’s All-Decade team and has been terrorizing the Chargers on the Denver Broncos for many years.
Having him in this secondary alongside Casey Hayward, especially if the Chargers utilize him more in the slot, which is where he is the best, sounds amazing.
However, to play devil’s advocate, there are some things that concern be about Harris being a top 10 player. First, he is on the wrong side of 30. There are few positions where someone can thrive past their 30s with the kind of miles that Harris has on his body. Cornerback usually is not one of them.
The second reason is the fact that we already saw him regress last season for the Broncos despite playing for a really good defensive-minded head coach in Vic Fangio.
Could he prove me wrong and make me look silly? Absolutely — and the rest of the Bolt Beat staff thinks he will.