Harrison Bryant

Florida Atlantic
TE03

Prospect Info

College
Florida Atlantic
Hometown
Class
Gray, GA
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 5"
243 lbs
30 5/8”
Hands
9 1/2”

Prospect Grade

6.32
Will be starter within first two seasons
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.73
Seconds
 
Bench Press
13
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
32.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
110.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.41
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.37
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

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Bryant was not recruited as highly as he should have been because he moved from offensive tackle to a pass-catcher as a senior (39 receptions, 608 yards, 15.6 average, 10 touchdowns) and also was named the 2015 Baldwin County (Georgia) Defensive Player of the Year. He played in 12 games his first year in Boca Raton, landing on the Conference USA All-Freshman team (six receptions, 63 yards, 10.5 average). Bryant attacked the ball as a sophomore, bringing in 32 passes for 408 yards (12.8 per) and five scores in 11 games (10 starts) to earn second-team all-conference honors. His production increased again as a junior (45 receptions, 662 yards, 14.7 per, four touchdowns), allowing him to become a first-team All-C-USA pick. Bryant not only repeated his first-team all-conference selection in 2019, he earned first-team Associated Press All-American honors and won the John Mackey Award as the nation's top tight end. He led all tight ends nationally with 65 receptions for 1,004 yards (15.4 per) while scoring seven times in 12 starts. Bryant was fighting an illness leading up to the team's bowl game and decided not to participate to get ready for the draft.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
NFL Comparison
George Kittle
Overview
Bryant's plus athletic traits, high football IQ and toughness as a blocker make him one of the most talented, well-rounded tight ends in this draft. He's a little light to be considered for full-time work as a "Y" tight end, but his technique and tenacity should not be discounted in his ability to help the running game. He's instinctive in space with speed and separation talent to work all three levels and gives offensive coordinators the freedom to line him up all over the field. Bryant could become an early starter and has the talent to be a high volume pass-catching target as a move tight end.
Strengths
  • Basketball fluidity in movement around the field
  • Offers second and third level pass-catching option
  • Held his own against cornerbacks when split out wide
  • Bursts into routes side-stepping traffic and staying on schedule
  • Alters route tempo and with good burst into turns to uncover
  • Highly instinctive in space and quality improvisor when play breaks down
  • Tenacious but technically savvy as run and pass blocker
  • Strikes firmly with inside hands and works to stay centered and engaged
  • Shows ability to secure catch through contact
  • More than held his own against Ohio State
Weaknesses
  • Needs a little better knee bend to improve leverage
  • Will get a little upright into his breaks
  • Just average in making body adjustments to catch off-target throws
  • Needs to eliminate some drift and tighten up route turns
  • Occasional peeks inside will cause a focus drop
  • Short-area shake is just average after the catch
  • Still room for improvement with body positioning as red zone target
GRADE
8.0
The perfect prospect
7.3-7.5
Perennial All-Pro
7.0-7.1
Pro Bowl talent
6.7-6.8
Year 1 quality starter
6.5
Boom or bust prospect
6.3-6.4
Will be starter within first two seasons
6.1-6.2
Good backup who could become starter
6.0
Developmental traits-based prospect
5.8-5.9
Backup/special-teamer
5.5-5.6
Chance to make end of roster or practice squad
5.4
Priority free agent
5.0-5.1
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league