Browns training camp: Ronnie Harrison turning heads leading to 2021 camp
The Cleveland Browns training camp is around the corner but players such as Ronnie Harrison are already turning heads with their conditioning
One of the more underrated moves last season for the Cleveland Browns was when general manager Andrew Berry landed Ronnie Harrison in a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
After losing Grant Delpit to a torn Achilles, Berry reached out to the Jags and landed Harrison for a mere fifth-round pick. And despite missing five games in 2020, he more than showed his worth as he had 38 tackles, seven pass defenses, one interception (which went for a touchdown) and one sack.
And if that wasn’t enough, he’s now apparently turning heads as the coaches prepare for the Browns training camp. Defensive coordinator Joe Woods went as far as to say Harrison “looks like a different guy” in how he moves.
"“And with Ronnie, I was watching film yesterday. I said, ‘Who’s that guy in the post?’ They said, ‘That’s Ronnie.’ ‘Ronnie?’ Just in terms of what he’s done so far, working on his movement skills, bending more in his back pedal, he looks like a different guy. And he has a natural feel when he’s in the box, so I think he’s set up to have a really good year for us.” — Joe Woods on the development of Ronnie Harrison via Mark Inabinett of AL.com"
Woods said the entire defense should be better this year but really went into detail on how players such as Harrison can be better with an entire offseason of work. He stated that when a guy is added after camp, you teach them as much as you can without trying to do too much.
Now, with a full offseason to work with Harrison, Woods is able to tap into his talent and put him in an even better position to succeed.
The Browns training camp will start July 27th in Berea. All eyes will be on the defense after making several huge changes this year but don’t be surprised to see some returning players such as Harrison also turning heads.