Desmond Harrison – Offensive Tackle, West Georgia
Harrison is a player that Dorsey is taking a risk on. Harrison has character concerns, as he was suspended at Texas twice. He played primarily as a reserve tackle for the Longhorns. After he was suspended, he spent two years away from football before playing at West Georgia in 2017.
At West Georgia, he started nine of their ten games playing at left tackle. He was able to manhandle any defender that went against him, but he was playing lower competition than what he should have been playing against.
Harrison has all of the athletic traits that an NFL team would want from an offensive lineman. But as NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein described him, that was all he needed to be successful at West Georgia.
"“Boom-or-bust prospect who has elite length and athletic ability but is missing the consistency and resume of future NFL starter. Harrison’s West Georgia tape is filled with jaw-dropping plays but he was overwhelming inferior competition and doing it without much technique.”"
The reason why he has a good chance to make the Browns roster is because Cleveland does not have the best tackle depth, especially since Joe Thomas retired. Chris Hubbard will be the starting right tackle, but left tackle is an open competition.
Cleveland drafted Austin Corbett to be the next left tackle, but there is concern he may have to move inside. If Corbett can’t play left tackle, then the job will go to either Shon Coleman, Donald Stephenson, or Rod Johnson.
That is where Harrison could make a name for himself. If he can get coached up quickly and clean up his techinque, he could surprise people and win the left tackle job. But if he doesn’t win the starting job and has a good camp, he could become the Browns reserve tackle.