5. Demetrius Harris
Originally signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2014, having played basketball at Milwaukee.
He developed into a decent player in KC, and when the Chiefs didn’t re-sign him ahead of the 2019 campaign, John Dorsey jumped at the chance to bring in another one of his guys, replacing Darren Fells, who had caught three touchdowns in 2018 in addition to his excellent blocking. Harris provided more upside in both phases than Fells in addition to youth and a slightly lower cost.
Harris promptly had the worst season of his career as both a pass-catcher and a blocker, dropping three of his 27 targets and being flagged for six penalties. It was more of the same with the Chicago Bears in 2020, though his blocking returned to normal levels. The Bears chose not to keep him around, and now at 30 years old, Harris is what he is.
There hasn’t been any news of free agency visits for him, and if Matt Nagy, his former offensive coordinator, wasn’t keen on retaining him, that does not bode well for his future with teams he doesn’t have a history with. This could be it for Harris, but he is to be commended for realizing his athletic gifts and putting together a solid career despite no collegiate experience.