Damon Harrison
Damon Harrison
30-Year-Old Defensive TackleDT
Detroit Lions
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Affectionally known as Snacks, Harrison's nickname undersells the threat he poses to offenses. The 6-3, 355-pound giant is immovable and rangy, drawing heavy blocking attention but piling up tackles at an absurd pace anyway. While Harrison's burdensome tasks have limited his yearly snap counts to less than 700, he burns hot on the snaps he does play, producing about an 80-tackle average the last three years. There is the issue of a summer contract holdout, but it's only a matter of time before the Lions pay up. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $11 million contract with the Lions in August of 2019.
Pens one-year extension Wednesday
DTDetroit Lions
August 21, 2019
Harrison and the Lions agreed on a one-year, $11 million extension Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Per Schefter, the deal will also include $12 million in guarantees granted at the end of this year. Harrison had threatened to hold out of training camp without a new deal earlier this offseason, and he eventually received a nice payday. "Snacks" has recorded 50 tackles (37 solo) and 3.5 sacks since coming over to the Lions in October. The veteran will look to have a key role on the defensive line for the Lions in a stacked NFC North race.
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Measurables Review
How do Damon Harrison's measurables compare to other defensive tackles?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 3"
353 lbs
40-Yard Dash
5.19 sec
Shuttle Time
4.62 sec
Cone Drill
7.51 sec
Vertical Jump
29.5 in
Broad Jump
102 in
Bench Press
26 reps
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Harrison is just a beast. He posts absurdly high tackle totals despite playing limited snaps and dealing with double teams constantly, and he's been remarkably consistent the last three years. Despite playing an average of just 629 snaps per season, Harrison managed to average 78 tackles per year in that stretch. He's unlikely to chip in more than a sack or two, and the strain of dealing with so many double-teams means his play count is unlikely to rise, but Harrison has already made it clear that he doesn't need many snaps to surpass 70 tackles.
Harrison is a novel player because he's a huge nose tackle at 6-4, 350, yet he has an uncanny ability to pile up tackles. Double teams evidently don't slow him, as he preceded last year's 86-tackle debut with the Giants with a 72-tackle showing for the Jets the year before. What's especially remarkable is that Harrison posted those 158 tackles while playing just 1,242 snaps -- that rate of production projects to about 95 tackles on 750 snaps. Given that he nearly hit 90 tackles on just 674 snaps last year, Harrison has a high floor despite his minimal pass-rushing production.
Run clogging interior lineman, part of a formidable front with Johnathan Hankins, Jason Pierre-Paul and Oliver Vernon.
The 26-year-old is expected to start at nose tackle for the Jets in 2015. He finished the 2014 season with 55 tackles in 16 games.
Harrison will likely serve as the backup nose tackle.
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Coming off NFI list
DTDetroit Lions
August 15, 2019
Harrison (undisclosed) will be activated from the non-football injury list to participate in practice Thursday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
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Placed on NFI list
DTDetroit Lions
July 25, 2019
The Lions placed Harrison (undisclosed) on the non-football injury list Thursday, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.
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Reporting to camp
DTDetroit Lions
July 22, 2019
Harrison (contract dispute) will report to training camp Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
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Agent meeting with team
DTDetroit Lions
Contract Dispute
July 19, 2019
Harrison's agent will meet with the Lions in hopes of securing a new contract, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Holding out for contract
DTDetroit Lions
June 4, 2019
Harrison won't attend mandatory minicamp this week, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
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