Jeff Howe of The Athletic called Patriots RB Damien Harris the 'breakout star' of camp in his 'Risers and Fallers' column. "Harris has undeniably been the team’s best back through 10 practices," wrote Howe. "The Pats won’t ever go away from James White and Rex Burkhead, but this stretch could be enough to warrant a sizable chunk of playing time."
Harris' turnaround from his rookie season is staggering and welcomed. The Patriots' backfield is still muddled, but Harris could be the back in between the tackles and work his way into passing downs. His pass protection has improved according to Howe, so Harris' ceiling is higher than originally projected.