Miami Dolphins: Charles Harris’ hands are ‘very, very, very good’

Miami Dolphins defensive end Charles Harris is turning heads. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

DAVIE — The Miami Dolphins are counting on rookie defensive end Charles Harris to play a big role in 2017.

And Harris’ teammates and coaches seem convinced already he can.

“He is a special football player,” veteran defensive end William Hayes said Monday. “Very explosive. And the thing I like about him the most is every day he continues to work on his craft. If he has an issue, it’s not like he’s lackadaisical about it. He’s very coachable. From me to a coach or me, Cam (Wake) or (Andre) Branch saying something to him, everything that you say, he takes personal.”

Dolphins defensive end Andre Branch has been impressed by Harris’ ability to use his hands in pass rush.

“It’s very, very, very good,” Branch said. “Charles has flashes where you see OK, you can be a dominant player in this league. He’s young. At the same time. But he comes each and every day and he wants to work. And I wouldn’t say trying to be accepted. Because we’ve already accepted him as our little brother. But he works extra on that. So when he asks questions and he sees something I do and he says how did you do that, that’s already showing improvement and growth.”

Branch was seen pulling Harris aside in the middle of a full-pads practice on Monday.

“Anything I can do to help,” Branch said. “We know Charles is going to play. And he’s going to play a lot. And we need him. And he understands that. He’s a student of the game. And he’s going to help us a ton.”

Dolphins coach Adam Gase said the veterans respect Harris’ work ethic.

“He’s one of those guys that he’s always doing something,” Gase said. “I’m watching him after practice and quarterbacks are working on drops and he’s out there pass rushing, giving them a feel of what it’s going to be like. He’s always doing something. As an offensive guy, I just feel him coming around the edge; but those guys are looking at more detailed-type things. I just know the quarterbacks can feel him very quickly.”

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