According to Ian Rappaport, the Cleveland Browns have made a deal to acquire safety Ronnie Harrison from the Jacksonville Jaguars garage sale. The Browns will give up a fifth-round pick in 2021 to acquire Harrison.
Ronnie Harrison NFL Career
Harrison was drafted in the third round of the 2018 NFL draft out of Alabama. In three years with Jacksonville, he had 103 tackles, three interceptions, three sacks, and 12 passes defended. He has played in 28 of a possible 32 games, starting 22. Harrison brings strong cover skills to the Browns at a minimal cost.
According to Pro Football Focus(subscription required), Harrison ranked 36th out of 80 safeties graded in coverage. Harrison also has shown a strong ability to get to the passer from the secondary, adding another dimension to the Browns defense. The concern with Harrison’s play comes in the run game where he finished 76th out of those same 80 safeties graded.
Clearly Cleveland Browns’ general manager Andrew Berry was looking to replace the coverage skills they believe they lost when Grant Delpit went down with his Achilles injury. Harrison is only 23 years old and has two solid seasons of NFL under his belt. Not a bad get for a fifth-round pick.
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