Photo of Sean Harlow
Drafted By: Falcons

Combine Results

Grade
5.14 ?
  • 5.15 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 26 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 30.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 105.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 8.16 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.81 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

The Falcons need someone to step up at their guard position and Harlow will get every opportunity to win a starting job there in camp. Matt Ryan was hit 105 times last season (5th most in NFL). Keeping the reigning NFL MVP upright is essential. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'4" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 303LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

Football fans of a certain age remember Sean's dad, Pat, was an All-American tackle at USC and a first-round pick of the New England Patriots. The younger Harlow's toughness became evident over the past year, when he came back from a broken leg suffered halfway through the 2015 season to earn second-team All-Pac-12 honors at left tackle this year. He started seven games at the position at the beginning of his junior year and the final games on the blind side in 2016. Harlow practiced at every position on the line in 2014, starting all 12 games, five at right tackle and the last seven on the left side. The team had planned on redshirting him in 2013, even after he joined the team for the spring semester, but injuries on the line forced their hand. He started the final nine games of the year at right tackle.

Analysis

Strengths

Grinder who gives good effort in double teams and down blocks. Sinks hips into initial contact at point of attack. Plays with decent hand strength. Has some natural upper-body power. Able to lock-out and stalemate against power as base blocker. Keeps feet driving once he locks onto second-level foes. Looks to finish his blocks. Has taken multiple practice reps at center. Has experience at both tackle spots. Father, Pat, was an all-american offensive tackle at USC and a first-round pick of New England Patriots in 1991.

Weaknesses

Has short arms and operates with low hands pre-punch. Sluggish with eyes and feet. Gets behind in his blocks too often. Plodding feet create inefficient routes to his block. Legs straighten out after contact as run blocker. Struggles to control run blocks with hands due to lack of length. Bull-rushed the entire game by much smaller edge rushers. Struggles to drop anchor and fight back; could see the same results with move inside.

Draft Projection

Round 5-6

Bottom Line

Lacks the length and athletic ability to play tackle at the next level and will have to kick inside. Shows some power at the point of attack, but needs to play with better bend after initial contact. Will be a little limited in space and his anchor problems as a left tackle will have to be vetted in pre-draft workouts after he kicks inside. Could be a serviceable backup with swing ability between center and guard.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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