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Quick Pre-Camp Thoughts on New York Jets DT Damon Harrison

By Sean Lester Durham

Dec 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets defensive tackle Damon Harrison (71) during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Jets 28-9. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Sean Lester Durham’s thoughts on the Jets young lineman.

Jets have a lot of new faces on the roster and tons of underrated players as well but one of my favorites is DT Damon Harrison aka Snacks aka Big Dame aka Watermelon Jones (I made the last one up).

What I see in Harrison is essentially what you want to see in every football player on your team as a fan; hunger, pride, skill, athleticism and hunger, PLUS he’s hungry. Harrison didn’t see much playing time last season outside of a brief appearance last season when DT Kenrick Ellis went down with an injury. But, even in that brief appearance Harrison showed his potential and hunger, attacking the backfield and ball carrier with tenacity.

Yeah it’s virtually impossible to sit here and predict Harrison will be productive this season as the Jets have yet to even begin camp but it’s not impossible to predict that if and when Harrison is given another chance to show case his talent, he’ll go hard and give Jets fans something to be proud of.

I’m rooting for the Jets to put the best most talented starting D-line group out there on Sundays and I would not be surprised if Harrison ends up being apart of that group as a starter or a rotational player that seems to be getting noticeably more playing time as the season progresses. Some people would probably classify Harrison as an “underrated” player but I don’t underrate him, I know he’s a special talent and will show that one day.