Harrison should be a good safety option for the Cleveland Browns
Harrison is coming off a season in which he looked to be a solid foundational piece for Jacksonville, as in 14 games active, he had 71 tackles, including 44 solo tackles. A missed tackle rate of 8.6 percent and then 10.1 percent were not bad at all either, really, thus far in 2018 and 2019 for him.
In his second year with the Jags, Harrison was a starter in all of those as well at the strong safety spot after starting in eight of 14 as a rookie, and it’s evident that he should bring a physical style in his snaps for Cleveland.
Moreover, when it comes to the upcoming season, for Browns defensive coordinator Joe Woods, as the aforementioned Zoloty emphasized, the 6-foot-3, 214-pound Harrison has “great size to play a box safety or a nickel role,” which is nice to hear for Cleveland.
It’s also noteworthy that during last season, which was Harrison’s first as a full-time starter, he had an impressive nine passes defensed, and had two interceptions. A completion percentage of 55.3 percent in his primary coverage was not too shabby, either.
Perhaps, given that Zoloty hit on how Woods appears to be deploying a 4-2-5 scheme as Cleveland’s base this season anyway, Harrison could be in that above role and Karl Joseph and Andrew Sendejo could be on the field a bunch for the Browns still in a three safety look.
Joseph has reportedly been dealing with complications involving his prior foot injury from last season, though, but even if he has injury troubles, a big body in Harrison should be a good safety option for the Cleveland Browns in 2020.
For a 2021 fifth-rounder, that would seem to be a heck of a get at a key position of need/depth with how Delpit, who would’ve seemed to be a crucial back end piece coming into 2020, won’t likely be to go at all.
The other reason why this would appear to be a no-brainer move for Cleveland is the rookie deal element.