This one is just mind-blowing for anyone who has watched the Vikings. Harris not only is part of one of the best safety tandems in the league along with Harrison Smith (95 OVR), but he’s one of the highest-graded safeties in the league ranking second in PFF’s grades ahead of his teammate and behind Denver star Justin Simmons.
If there’s anything to make us feel better, Simmons has a very similar case to be graded higher with his 89 OVR rating. But Harris has been so good for the Vikings in all facets, leading the league with six interceptions, ranking first in the NFL in coverage rating and third among qualifiers in tackling efficiency. His reward? An 82 OVR rating. Yikes.
In the world of Madden, Harris checks out as an average player, which to be frank just isn’t true. The Vikings obviously felt different, slapping an $11.6 million franchise tag on Harris and continuing talks on a long-term extension. As one of the top safeties in the league, Harris should get a jump up to the high-80s and if the rating adjusters throw on some tape, he could sneak into the low 90s.