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radar heading into 2019." Patriots AnalysisPatriots Player ProfilesPatriots Offseason CoverageNew England Patriots 2019 roster breakdown: #45 DE Trent HarrisNew Authentic Byron Cowart Jersey ,9commentsThe 2018 practice squad player is flying under the radar heading into 2019.EDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:New England Patriots 2019 roster breakdown: #45 DE Trent HarrisTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPhoto by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesThe New England Patriots, who will be off until training camp starts later this month, currently have 89 players on their active roster. However, only 53 of them will be able to survive the cutdowns on August 31 and ultimately make the team. Over the course of the summer, we will take a look at the players fighting for those spots to find out who has the best chances of helping the Patriots defend their Super Bowl title.Today, the series continues with one of New England’s second-year players.Name: Trent HarrisPosition: Defensive edgeJersey number: 45Opening day age: 23Experience: 1Size: 6’2, 255 lbs.2018 review: When the Patriots signed Trent Harris as an undrafted rookie free agent, they added him to a deep defensive edge group that was set at the top with Trey Flowers, Adrian Clayborn White Drew Bledsoe Jerseys , Deatrich Wise Jr., and Derek Rivers all locks to make the team. Consequently, the rookie was fighting for one of the spots behind them either on the 53-man roster or the practice squad. Training camp already showed that the latter was more realistic.While Harris was little more than a depth option on the edge all summer, he did see regular action in preseason. Overall, he was on the field for 107 of a possible 284 defensive snaps (37.7%) over the Patriots’ four contests as a sub-pass rusher.Harris finished the preseason with a team-high 2.5 sacks while also registering an additional quarterback hit as well as 10 pressures — solid numbers but somewhat reflective of the quality of blockers across him.Nevertheless, there was a lot to like about the Miami product during New England’s exhibition games: on top of his success as a pass rusher, he also saw part-time action on special teams — playing a combined 17 snaps (of 111; 15.3%), primarily on punt coverage and punt return units — and as an edge-setter in the running game. And while it was not enough to save him from getting released during roster cutdowns, it did prompt the Patriots to quickly bring him back via their practice squad.Harris went on to spend his entire rookie campaign on New England’s scout team. Along the way Drew Bledsoe Jerseys 2019 , he also earned recognition as a practice player of the week seven times — tied for most on the team with wide receiver Damoun Patterson. All in all, Harris’ first NFL season can therefore still be seen as a success considering his status as an undrafted rookie signing.2019 preview: After the Super Bowl, Harris was signed to a reserve/futures contract by the Patriots which will give him another chance to earn a spot on the team. However, he finds himself in a similar position as he was in last year: despite Flowers and Clayborn leaving the club over the course of the offseason, Harris is again projected to primarily serve as a rotational depth option aiming to earn a spot on the practice squad.After all, the 23-year-old has four roster locks — Deatrich Wise Jr, Michael Bennett, John Simon, Chase Winovich — ahead of him on the depth chart and is going against higher-upside options such as Derek Rivers and Keionta Davis for the other available spots alongside them. Unless he stands out during training camp and the preseason White Steve Grogan Jerseys , it would not be a surprise if the better athletes were given the nod over him.If the 23-year-old makes the most out of his opportunities on defense and in the kicking game like he did during 2018’s preseason and in practice, however, Harris might just prove his value to the team as a defender worth keeping around on the scout team for the second straight year. His tenure in New England could therefore continue even in case he fails to earn a roster spot again. Baker Mayfield went to Cleveland with the first overall pick in last year’s draft, but that wasn’t what he was expecting to do.Mayfield told ESPN that before draft day, he didn’t know he was the Browns’ pick — and that he actually thought the Browns were going to pass on him, and the Patriots would trade up to take him at No. 2 overall.That idea isn’t totally crazy. Eventually, the Patriots are going to need to replace Tom Brady, and Mayfield’s agent said last year that the Patriots, who had two first-round picks and two second-round picks Steve Grogan Jerseys 2019 , had explored the possibility of trading all the way up to the second overall pick to draft Mayfield.But Patriots coach Bill Belichick has generally preferred trading down in the draft, and has never pulled the trigger on a huge trade up like that. And even if Belichick had wanted to, Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman scoffed at trading down from No. 2, because he loved Saquon Barkley so much. It’s awfully unlikely that the Patriots and Giants would have agreed to a trade.So while the question, “What if Baker Mayfield had succeeded Tom Brady in New England?” might be fun to speculate about, it was never a realistic possibility. Even if one of the people speculating about it was Mayfield himself.
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