The NFL Draft kicks off with its opening spherical on April 27 in Kansas Metropolis, so Rivals is having a look again at its projected first-round picks once they had been highschool prospects. We transfer on to our projected No. 19 – Oklahoma offensive lineman Anton Harrison, who was a four-star prospect within the 2020 class.
The place they had been ranked: The Washington (D.C.) Archbishop Carroll four-star was the No. 15 offensive sort out within the 2020 class and third within the state rankings behind Rakim Jarrett and Mekhail Sherman. Harrison completed No. 166 total.
Recruitment: Penn State, Michigan and plenty of others had been making a critical run at Harrison however the four-star prospect determined Labor Day was the best time to tell then-coach Lincoln Riley he needed to play for the Sooners. The historical past of the offensive line in Norman was undoubtedly a significant plus in serving to Oklahoma land him.
Greatest query: If Tampa is on the lookout for an offensive sort out and the opposite high ones – Peter Skoronski, Paris Johnson, Jr., Broderick Jones and Darnell Wright – are already off the board do they go early on Harrison or wait till later within the draft?
Reminiscences: I keep in mind Harrison being simply completely huge in highschool as he weighed in round 330 kilos on the Rivals 5-Star Problem however he didn’t carry a bunch of dangerous weight and he did battle slightly bit with energy coming proper at him even throughout these days.
Loads of the sting rushers at that occasion in Atlanta got here straight by way of him a pair occasions as he nonetheless wanted to anchor down and have a greater base however he was fairly nimble on his ft for that dimension particularly at that age.
As a substitute of gaining weight by going to Oklahoma like most offensive tackles do as they fill out their body and get in a school weight program, Harrison trimmed at the least 15-17 kilos off his physique for the NFL Mix the place he checked in at 315 kilos.
The evaluation of his school movie on NFL.com is extremely correct to what we witnessed in highschool as nicely: Harrison is a big prospect who will get nice arm extension and who can hold rushers at bay along with his size however must have extra pop as soon as they get into him and energy by way of them to win these battles.