Evaluating Jets 5th round pick Jarvis Harrison

Overview: Jarvis Harrison is a Guard from Texas A&M University, who is now currently on the New York Jets. A 3 year starter for the Aggies at Offensive line. A great athlete who participated in varies sports in high school, he played basketball, participated in track, as well as participated in football for two years.


Strengths: Great at blocking the run game. Good at pass blocking. Ideal size. Athletic. Fast, great footwork. Knows how to use his strength on the field. Versatile can play and contribute at Guard and Tackle. A decent blocker. Has the ideal traits of a starting offensive lineman. A great athlete. A tough player, played through an injury during his Junior year.

Weaknesses: Work ethic was late during the Texas A&M’s pro day, can get lazy. At times takes off plays. Needs to be more consistent as a player.

How he fits the New York Jets: Outside of the quarterback position, the Jets biggest weakness on offensive is their offensive line. Jets have two solid starters with Mangold and Ferguson and went out in free agency and acquired James Carpenter from the Seattle Seahawks. How does Harrison fit? He brought more talent and needed competition at offensive line. The Jets have great leaders at Offensive line who can help mentor Harrison into a better play.

My NFL Comparison: Baltimore Raven’s Offensive Lineman Kelechi Osemele. Why Osemele? Both Harrison and Osemele are both versatile offensive lineman who play Guard and Tackle. They have similar traits to one another and a great athletes. Both are great against the run and powerful offensive lineman.

Bottom Line: Harrison has all the skills and traits coaches want in a starting offensive lineman. With the right coaching staff and time to develop, he can be a solid starter at offensive line.

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