Name: Jarvis Harrison
HT: 6′ 4” WT: 330
College: Texas A&M
Acquired: 2015 Draft/5th Rd. (152nd overall)
From the small town of Navasota, Texas, Harrison stayed close to home in choosing to play his college football at Texas A&M where he would display blue-chip ability at times in playing both guard positions as well as left tackle for two contests as a senior.
After offensive tackle German Ifedi suffered a knee injury in 2014, Harrison slid over to left tackle for two games, one of which was against the nation’s top pass-rusher, Shane Ray of Missouri. Despite yielding a sack to Ray, Harrison’s performance was solid overall, given his inexperience on the outside.
He was a key member of an offensive line that produced one of the nation’s best offenses as the Aggies were fifth in the county in yards and sixth in scoring in 2014.
Some scouts have questioned Harrison’s work ethic, but there isn’t much debate regarding his physical ability as one NFL scouting director told NFL.com that despite the concerns, Harrison is a pro-bowl caliber player who the Jets rolled the dice on with their 5th round pick (152 overall).
Harrison will need some seasoning, but some analysts, including Gil Brandt, also of NFL.com, feel he could become an NFL left tackle over time.