STRENGTHS - "On the hoof," Harrison looks like Calvin Johnson because of his height and huge frame. He does a surprisingly efficient job of running routes and making cuts at full speed, and when focused is able to consistently pluck balls outside of his frame. He does a good job of using his strength and frame to create separation off his breaks against man coverage. Once he has the ball in his hands he is a highly competitive runner that is able to break arm tackles and drive through defenders for extra yards. He is a willing blocker capable of using base, leverage and foot quickness to sustain blocks.
WEAKNESSES - Harrison is a bit of a tweener as he lacks the burst and speed of a starting WR the physicality as a blocker to be a TE. He's a build-up runner that lacks natural explosiveness coming out of his cuts. He lacks the vertical speed to stretch the field and has to rely on his size to compete for balls down-field. While generally displaying the ability to pluck the ball away from his frame, at times he will lose focus on easy balls and let them get into his body. He's a catch blocker that must become more physical at the POA.
SUMMARY - Looking at Harrison physically before actually watching his play, I expected him to be a classic tweener; too limited athletically to play WR in the NFL, and too limited from a strength perspective to bulk up to TE. I was therefore pleasantly surprised when I started to break down his film, as he is a smoother than expected athlete that creates separation by making cuts at full speed and using his size and strength to fight off aggressive defenders. While he isn't an explosive down-field threat, he possesses good build-up speed and is reminiscent of Brandon Marshall after the catch because of his power and aggressiveness. He is also a capable, willing blocker but he must take better advantage of his natural strength and punching power to initially jolt defenders off the POA. Harrison must also show better concentration, as he tends to drop easy balls by turning upfield too quickly. Harrison is an intriguing receiver prospect with the upside to make him worthy of early day three consideration.