For the first time since the 2010 season, the Denver Broncos are watching the NFL Playoffs from the couch.
There are three Broncos that are certainly not to blame for that--and the Associated Press took not when they put together their 2016-17 AP NFL All-Pro Team.
Von Miller, Chris Harris, and Aqib Talib were each named first-team All Pro. For Miller, who is a strong candidate for the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, this is his third time cracking the first team. Harris and Talib are both making their debut on the first team for AP, although Harris made the first team for Pro Football Focus after the 2014 season, when he shut out opposing receivers from the end zone.
Miller and Talib are both household names at this point (perhaps for various reasons) but it's certainly about time that Harris has been recognized at a national level. After being signed as an undrafted free agent in 2011 out of the University of Kansas, Harris steadily worked his way from a nickel corner to a pillar of one of the best defenses in NFL history, the 2015 Denver Broncos.
http://www.scout.com/nfl/broncos/story/1742909-denver-broncos-head-coach... Harris has always been an intense competitor, but he doesn't draw attention to himself the way other corners like Richard Sherman, Patrick Peterson, or Josh Norman have in their constant comparison to one another. On performance alone, his career has been on a Hall-of-Fame trajectory through six years, but it's always iffy when it comes to a team like the Broncos who have had great players like Terrell Davis, Karl Mecklenberg, and Steve Atwater neglected by the Hall for so many years.
Hopefully, this is the start of some serious national recognition for Harris as he builds his case.
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Will Keys is an Editor for Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @WillKeys6.