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Chris Harris just doesn't get the recognition that he should.
Through his time in Denver, he has been overshadowed by other cornerbacks such as Champ Bailey and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
Bailey and Rodgers-Cromartie have both left town, and the Broncos have replaced them by paying big money for Aqib Talib and using a first-round draft pick on Bradley Roby.
That isn't a bad thing, quality depth in the secondary is a must in today's pass-happy NFL.
Many people would consider Harris as one of the best nickel defenders or slot corners in the league. That's true, but he's more than that. He's one of the best overall cornerbacks in the entire league, too.
Harris can stick with his man. He has seven interceptions and 32 passes deflected in his career that speak to that.
But he's also an excellent tackler as well. In his three years in the league, he has averaged 66 tackles per year, and though he was injured during the team's postseason run last year, he has been relatively durable, missing just one regular-season game in his career.
Guys like Talib and Roby will get the early publicity, but the best player in Denver's secondary is Harris. After 2014, many more people will know that.