Anton Harrison 2023 NFL Draft Profile
Oklahoma’s Anton Harrison has been touted as a sure-fire top tackle prospect in the 2023 NFL Draft cycle. I don’t get it. The tape on Harrison isn’t awesome, but I guess people are guessing since he’s only 21, he can develop. I’m not sure I want to spend a first-round pick on potential at tackle. Let’s break down his draft profile.
Harrison was a four-star recruit in the 2020 cycle coming out of Archbishop Carrol High School in Washington D.C. Harrison started 13 games in 2021, allowing two sacks on 671 snaps. In 2022, he started 12 games, allowing one sack on 862 snaps. He would be awarded All-Big 12 first-team honors last season.
Click here to read Trey’s notes about the offensive linemen. Harrison doesn’t have a lot of notes because he did not perform very well.
The strengths Harrison has are alright. He has a mean first punch. Uses his long reach to his advantage to initiate first contact with his rusher. He’s got good strength to stand up to guys who utilize a strong bull rush.
There are too many red flags for me. I wouldn’t say he’s a liability in the run game, but he definitely needs to improve in that area, fast. At times, it looks like he’s standing straight up that’s the upright he plays. Way too focused on the outside, giving up room on his inside. Footwork isn’t awesome but isn’t awful either. I have concerns about his movement from side to side to kick inside and help.
I have a third-round grade on Anton Harrison. He just isn’t a guy who I can comfortably take in the top-75, really. If he’s there in the middle or back half of the third round, he’s worth a shot, but in no way should he be a priority.