Skolnick: Time to stress about Charles Harris?

EthanJSkolnick

Yes, you're frustrated with DeVante Parker.

The Dolphins' 2015 first round pick, in a class that keeps looking weaker, can't get on the field and doesn't do enough when he's there. He's played one game and has two catches, in what was supposed to be his prove-it season as he played for a contract extension.

But he's not the only former first-rounder who has disappointed.

While 2016 first-rounder Laremy Tunsil mans the left tackle spots -- with reasonable success minus the penalties -- and 2018 first-rounder Minkah Fitzpatrick is already performing like a star at times in the secondary, 2017 first-rounder Charles Harris too often gets pushed around.

Like this:

Sure, it's just one play.

But Harris has now played 20 games. He doesn't get as many snaps as Cameron Wake or Robert Quinn, but he gets enough, and he's been needed more with William Hayes and Andre Branch out.

In those 20 games, he has:

Just 27 tackles.

Just two sacks, neither this season.

That's simply not sufficient.

Consider that three defensive players taken after Harris (No. 22) in the first round have produced much more.

Takkarist McKInley of the Falcons has 11 sacks.

Taco Charlton of the Cowboys has four sacks.

T.J. Watt of the Steelers has 10 sacks.

So the summary seems to be:

Harris needs to stop whiffing on quarterbacks, or fans will start saying the Dolphins whiffed on this pick.

More: Jordan Phillips, 2015 second rounder,appears happy to have been cut.

Also: Preparefor the Ryan Tannehill bounce back:

Also: Tannehill takes the blame.

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jbar1007
jbar1007

Brady could have baked a cake back there last Sunday, and we've all seen how well the offense has done with past loser lineman. Teams win in the trenches. With all the injuries, and no depth, this season is over. Stick a fork in 'em.

Nico506
Nico506

I couldnt agree more. My heart sank when they took Harris over Reuben Foster. Swing for the home run, who cares about having a mediocre backup that doesnt ruffle feathers. I cant wait for Adam Gase to be fired. I'm throwing a block party that day.


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