Ronnie Harrison

Alabama
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Prospect Info

College
Alabama
Hometown
Class
Tallahassee, FL
Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 2"
207 lbs
33 3/8”
Hands
9 1/2”

Prospect Grade

5.82
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Jacksonville
Jaguars
Round 3 ‧ Pick 29
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Broad Jump
120.0
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Although Harrison played quarterback and safety Florida State University School in Tallahassee, the Seminoles didn't snatch him up. He graduated a semester early to get a head start on his career, and it paid off with playing time in his freshman season. He played in all 15 games of the national championship season, starting once, making 17 tackles, one for loss, intercepting two passes and breaking up six others (including one in the national title game versus Clemson) despite playing behind some talented defensive backs. Harrison started every game as a sophomore in 2016, making 86 tackles, intercepting two passes and breaking up seven others. He also tied for the team lead with eight special teams tackles, which was no surprise given his length, speed, and hard-hitting nature. Harrison was a second-team All-SEC pick in 2017, tying for the team lead with 74 tackles, making 4.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage including 2.5 sacks, intercepting three passes, and breaking up four others.
Draft Projection
Rounds 2-3
NFL Comparison
Adrian Wilson
Overview
Combination safety with all the size and athletic traits you could hope for in a safety. Harrison is a fluid athlete with few athletic limitations and has the ability to fit into a variety of defensive schemes. His penchant for flying in shoulder first will need to get cleaned or risk giving up missed tackles and big plays. Harrison's physical approach and urgency in run support gives him a chance to start early.
Strengths
  • Possesses outstanding combination of size and speed
  • Quick pedal with easy transitions in two-deep
  • Is comfortable and experienced playing high or low safety
  • Has good makeup speed
  • Doesn't get overly focused on routes
  • Finds time to read quarterback's eyes
  • Capable of quality man coverage in certain matchups
  • Plays with route anticipation and ability to transition quickly to match
  • Plays under the route and uses his length to knock passes away
  • Physical hitter with punishment as his default setting
  • Takes rapid downhill approach as high safety in run supporter
  • Rangy with ability to leap into a long-distance tackle when pursuit angle goes askew
  • Quick to punch and discard blockers
  • Handles work near the line of scrimmage with desired level of aggression
  • Has blitz talent
Weaknesses
  • Gets antsy and too willing to overreact
  • Will lose leverage with pursuit angles and allows talented running backs opportunities to beat him back inside
  • Needs to play under control and with better patience in open field
  • Complex routes can bait him into jumping an early break
  • Has the necessary speed to play over the top but doesn't always access it on consistent basis
  • Can be too lackadaisical when rolling from one spot to another pre-snap
  • Has too many lead shoulder hits as a tackler
  • Has to become more willing to wrap rather than strike to prevent some of his missed tackles
  • Angular frame can take the worst of it in head-on collisions
Sources Tell Us

"He's one of the most overrated guys at safety to me. He doesn't really run that well and he doesn't really do anything special in coverage. He's a hitter but you can find hitters." -- AFC Pro Personnel Director

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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