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2018 NFL Draft

Ronnie Harrison

S/Alabama

  • A
    6.60
    Projection
    Round 2
  • YearJunior
  • Height6-3
  • Weight214
  • Hand9
  • Arm33 ⅜
  • 40-yardN/A
  • BenchN/A
  • Vertical34.0
  • Broad120.0
  • 3-coneN/A
  • 20-yardN/A
  • 60-yardN/A

    Strong Points: Exceptional size and length. Top athlete with speed, quickness and change of direction. Has shown he can lock up in man coverage and be productive. Very effective when used to blitz. Good zone player and usually shows good awareness. Quick to support the run, can be physical and gets rid of blocks quickly. Good ball skills.

    Weak Points: Gets undisciplined and out of position at times. Can be a big hitter but misses tackles when he doesn't wrap. Didn't make as many plays as a player with his physical traits should.

    The Way We See It: In recent years, a number of Alabama safeties have come into the league and made an impact -- including Eddie Jackson (Bears), Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Packers) and Landon Collins (Giants). Jackson went later than expected because of an injury issue, but the other two were premium-round picks. Harrison isn't the playmaker those three were, but he isn't far behind. He has great size and athleticism. He can be a very physical player with his size and strength but will miss some tackles because he doesn't wrap up. Has shown he can be a better than adequate man cover guy, and he is very consistent in zone. His ball skills and hands are very good. What Harrison needs is to be more disciplined with his play. His best position in the NFL will be at strong safety, and some teams may even line him up as a hybrid linebacker. He can easily get to 220-plus pounds, if needed. Harrison may not start right away as a rookie, but worst-case scenario, he is a regular by Year Two.

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