DuJuan Harris has spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers and most recently, the Seattle Seahawks. He hasn't done much over the course of his career, his best showing being a four-game stretch in 2012 in which he carried the ball 34 times for 157 yards and two touchdowns.
Harris played in two games for the Seahawks this season, carrying the ball 21 times for just 49 yards, a per-carry average of 2.3 yards. For his career, he averages 3.9 yards per carry.
But with the San Francisco 49ers, Harris had his best showing yet. He carried the ball 11 times for 73 yards, a per-carry average of 6.6 yards. He also caught one pass for 11 yards, and though Jarryd Hayne officially made the start, Harris got more touches as a whole.
Do the 49ers have something in Harris? If they do, they would be defying the Jaguars, Packers and Seahawks, as all three teams saw fit to part ways with him. The 49ers signed him because they were getting desperate, same as they were when they signed Shaun Draughn, who played quite well at times.
Draughn had some big runs for the 49ers, and it led me to wonder whether or not he has a future with the team. Provided Carlos Hyde heals as expected, he is obviously the 49ers' starter, but behind him things are very wide open.
The 49ers have rookie Mike Davis, who hasn't looked great, and Hayne, but neither of those two are guaranteed a roster spot next season. Draughn could easily make the roster next year, or at least be around to compete in the preseason. Now I have to wonder whether or not Harris can be involved in the picture as well.
I'm not sure if the 49ers just have a really good system that will allow most running backs to succeed or if they just know how to play the free agency market really well, but Harris and Draughn both look like they belong on NFL rosters. Then again, it was a limited amount of snaps.