How does he fare against the run?
Here is something the Browns missed in 2019 after trading Jabrill Peppers to the New York Giants in the Odell Beckham Jr. trade: a safety who is a sure tackler. Berry looked to upgrade that this offseason, first with the signing of the hard-hitting Joseph, and now with the addition of Harrison. For any inadequacies he may have in coverage, he is a strong tackler both in the box and in the the open field.
Moreso, he is a smart, cerebral player who understands his role and responsibility when tasked with playing in the box. Here he is on the edge against the Raiders, tasked with setting the edge and keeping contain in case of a cutback. Despite the poor conditions of the old Oakland field, Harrison finds himself in perfect position to make a play on the ball carrier had he stayed on his feet on his cutback attempt.
Tackling and maintaining your role in the box is one thing, but making the tackle in the open field is a whole new beast when athletes, like the ones featured in the NFL, are able to get into space. Tasked with patrolling the middle of the field in a Cover-1 robber look on third-and-10, Harrison shows his ability to make a play in the open field. Playing the sticks, Harrison is able to come up, break down in space, and make the play short of the first down marker.
In run support, however, there are a couple areas Harrison shows room for improvement: his ability to get downhill in a timely manner and his ability to shed blockers. If he can click and close with a bit more timeliness and work on his ability to hand fight, the Browns will have fleeced the Jaguars more than they already have.
This type of physicality was missed desperately in Cleveland a year ago as Randall and Whitehead struggled to make plays in space. This will be a welcome change to fans of Cleveland as Harrison has the chance to warm the hearts of the city with his style of play and physicality.