What are the Cleveland Browns getting in Ronnie Harrison?
After the season ending injury to second round pick Grant Delpit, the Cleveland Browns found themselves in a sticky situation at the safety position. New general manager Andrew Berry took action to address the position, sending the Jacksonville Jaguars a fifth round pick in exchange for 2019 third round pick Ronnie Harrison.
Berry was bound to be active to find another addition to the safety room with only three sure spots secured there. With the waiver wire looking like an option for them to add that player, Berry took action into his own hands by taking a dart throw and shipping off just a day-three pick.
With only three solid safeties in new defensive coordinator Joe Woods’ scheme that utilizes the position, Cleveland now gets a big addition in the the form of the 6-foot-2 and 214 pound Harrison. With Karl Joseph, Andrew Sendejo, and Sheldrick Redwine already on the roster, Woods now get a versatile, long asset to move around his defense in 2020.
Entering the 2020 season with a change of scenery, Harrison is coming off of a season where he racked up a whopping 44 solo tackles from his safety position, two of which came behind the line of scrimmage, and added good ball production with nine passes defended and two interceptions. Not only does Harrison add youth and versatility to the secondary in Cleveland, but brings his wit and National Championship-winning attitude from his time with the Alabama Crimson Tide.
What specifically are the Browns getting in Harrison? We turn the tape on here and dissect three elements of his game: his versatility and usage, how he fares in coverage, and how he performs in run support as well.