Scouting report: Intro to new Jags OT Anton Harrison
The Jacksonville Jaguars came into the draft needing help on the offensive line and addressed that need on Day 1 with the No. 27 overall pick. After trading back twice, they selected Oklahoma offensive tackle Anton Harrison to pair with Walker Little, which likely gives them their two bookend tackles for the present and future.
Harrison played in 34 career games at Oklahoma, and 24 of those games were as a starter (23 at left tackle and one at right tackle). Most of that experience was at the left tackle position, but Harrison registered a solo start at right tackle (vs. Texas El Paso in 2022), which indicates that he could play either for the Jags.
During his final season with the Sooners, Harrison earned All-Big 12 First Team honors after starting in all 12 regular season games. In the process, Pro Football Focus gave him a grade of 72.6 during his junior campaign, which included an impressive pass-blocking grade of 83.3.
With such an important addition made to the Jags roster this week, let's look at how Harrison's skill set will impact the Jags. Additionally, we've put a scouting report together to highlight his strength and weaknesses after his time with the Sooners.
How does Harrison's addition impact the Jags?
As previously mentioned, this selection will hopefully give quarterback Trevor Lawrence his right or left tackle of the future. If Little is the answer at the opposite tackle position, then both positions are set for the Jags and Lawrence in the future.
When it comes to the present, Harrison gives the Jags security with left tackle Cam Robinson set to serve a suspension for a failed performance-enhancing drug test. Before Harrison's selection, the Jags had both Little and Josh Wells as their top options. Now, Harrison's addition could push Wells to the backup swing tackle spot, giving the Jags ideal depth at tackle heading into the season.
When it comes to Harrison's skill set, this addition instantly gave the Jags their most athletic offensive lineman. Harrison has a high school basketball background, and it shows on the tape. Though he's only played in one game as a right tackle, the Jags could also have a versatile tackle in Harrison, which could help them in injury situations.
Now, let's look deeper into his player profile and take a look at some clips that highlight what type of player the Jags are getting:
Anton Harrison's scouting report
Position: Offensive tackle
Height: 6-foot-4 Weight: 315
Has good lateral agility and makes good blocks on the second level
Gets full arm extensions on opponents when needed
Shows instincts when having to disengage one defender for another
Extremely athletic for his size
Bends well, though he could be more consistent with leverage
Displays good foot quickness
Tends to play upright
Hand placement/grip could be more consistent
Not as heavy-handed as scouts would like
Needs to be more consistent as a run blocker (relates to the second weakness listed above)
Highlights of his strengths