Desmond Harrison

West Georgia
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Prospect Info

College
West Georgia
Hometown
Class
Houston, TX
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 6"
292 lbs
34”
Hands
10 3/8”

Prospect Grade

5.72
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade
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Harrison took a trip around the country to play high school football and basketball, finishing up at the Oak Ridge Military Academy in Greensboro. He spent two years at Contra Costa Community College, coming out as a first-team JUCO All-American. Harrison transferred to the University of Texas, where he played in seven games as a reserve and on special teams in 2013. In 2014, he was suspended from the team twice, failing to play in a single game. Harrison spent the next two years away from football before attending West Georgia for the 2017 season. He started nine of 10 games played as a senior at left tackle, garnering first-team All-Gulf South Conference and first-team AFCA All-American accolades.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 5-6
Overview
Boom-or-bust prospect who has elite length and athletic ability but is missing the consistency and resume of future NFL starter. Harrison's West Georgia tape is filled with jaw-dropping plays but he was overwhelming inferior competition and doing it without much technique. Harrison looked light on tape and his Senior Bowl weigh-in at 279 is sure to scare teams about his ability to carry enough mass on his frame. He has alluring athletic traits but his off-the-field concerns could tank his draft stock.
Strengths
  • Rare combination of physical and athletic traits
  • Carries long arms and a frame that is ready for more weight
  • Has tremendous flexibility and twitch
  • Moves like a small forward in basketball
  • No reach block or backside cutoff is too hard for him from an athletic standpoint
  • Looks to snatch up opponents' frame with strong hands and hold them close
  • Tape is filled with nasty block finishes that occasionally leave the frame
  • Has foot quickness to handle edge speed
  • Able to respond to mistakes with plus reactive athleticism
  • Uses rapid redirect to slam door on inside moves
  • Can lead the charge on pull blocks and screens and adjusts to targets in space
  • Dominated competition across from him this year
Weaknesses
  • Has a checkered background that will need to be vetted
  • Signed with University of Texas in 2013 out of JUCO but played in just seven games (no starts) before being dismissed in the offseason for multiple team violations
  • Played first football this season since his dismissal
  • Extremely raw
  • Gets out of stance a step slow
  • Has limited experience against quality competition
  • Defaults to unnecessary waist-bending
  • Needs to add much more muscle and core strength
  • Could be pulled and knocked off-balance by savvy opponents
  • Footwork can be a mess in pass sets
  • Hand placement and punch timing are inconsistent
  • Instincts are below average and struggles to process twists quickly
Sources Tell Us

"You can see how athletic he is and all that, but he didn't play anyone and he's got some character issues that you better be sure on before you just draft the athlete. No doubt about his talent though." -- NFC team director of scouting

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league