It is safe to say that Harris is not the "bust" he appeared to be in the first quarter of the season. In fact, in my opinion he has outplayed Andre Branch, whom we gave a very nice contract to following his "break out" season in the last year of his rookie deal (yeah, that happens a lot).
Barry Jackson wrote:
Making his second NFL start in the absence of injured Andre Branch, rookie defensive end Charles Harris finished Sunday’s game as the Dolphins’ highest-rated defensive player, according to Pro Football Focus.
Harris played 43 of Miami’s 63 defensive snaps (the second most he has played all year) and produced six quarterback pressures (second-most for all 4-3 defensive ends in Week 15) and two quarterback hits. Harris’ pass rushing productivity (a formula which factors in sacks/hits/hurries per pass-rushing snap) was 22.2, the best for any edge rusher this past weekend.
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