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O-Lineman Jarvis Harrison to Jets in 5th Round

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By Glenn Naughton

Even with fifteen offensive lineman currently on their roster, the New York Jets didn’t shy away from choosing another in the fifth round when they selected Jarvis Harrison of Texas A&M.

Harrison has good size at 6′ 4”, 330 pounds and scouts rave about his physical attributes but dedication is a concern.  According to NFL.com, one AFC scout had this to say about Harrison:

“I believe he has Pro Bowl caliber talent, but his work ethic is a major concern for me. I know he loves basketball, but not sure if he feels the same about football. The talent? That’s a given. He’s really, really talented.”

In regards to his strengths and weaknesses, the following was filed on NFL.com

STRENGTHS

Burly lower body made for the guard position. High school basketball player who displays rare foot quickness for a man his size. Glides to second level using proper angles. Utilizes power step to shut down inside moves. Has feet and balance to mirror in pass pro pre- and post-contact. Maintains good posture at punch point. Comfortable finding and hitting targets in space. Technically sound in run game and pass pro. Has filled in at tackle and might have swing potential in a pinch.

WEAKNESSES

Allows more bull-rush push than most guards his size. Will finesse it too often. Hasn’t unleashed consistent power that his bend and size should provide him. Shows signs of being a content blocker who won’t always finish. Had offseason shoulder surgery. Head coach benched him for first two games due to conditioning concerns. Scouting community has questions about his desire to work hard and manage weight.

DRAFT PROJECTION

Rounds 3 or 4

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This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

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Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.