“Don’t Call Me Underrated“, written directly by Harris at The Players’ Tribune, recently founded my Peyton Manning confidante Derek Jeter:
There’s a huge stigma to going undrafted. Not a lot of people talk about it, but there is. For a guy who’s drafted, and in particular drafted high, you’re allowed to make so many more mistakes. People want you to succeed, and any shortcomings you have are viewed as temporary. An “adjustment phase.”
When you’re undrafted, you just don’t have that same margin for error. You have to go above and beyond — and then above and beyond that.
I’m not sure if Harris has the persona that TV executives are looking for, but if this article is any indication the written form could be perfect for him.