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Prospect Profile: Alabama S Ronnie Harrison

Posted Apr 13, 2018

Ronnie Harrison

Safety | Alabama | Junior

Height: 6-foot-3 | Weight: 214 pounds

College Stats

2017: 74 tackles (43 solo), 4.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, four pass breakups, three interceptions in 14 games; First-Team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press, Second-Team All-SEC by coaches

Career: 177 tackles (110 solo), 7.0 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, 17 pass breakups, seven interceptions, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, two defensive touchdowns (interception and fumble return) in 44 games

Combine Results

Broad jump: 10 feet
Vertical jump: 34 inches
Note: Harrison did not participate in other timing and testing drills.

Profile

Summary: Harrison played quarterback and safety for Florida State University School in Tallahassee, but he did not receive an offer from the Seminoles. He garnered more acclaim for his work on defense than offense. 247Sports.com ranked him as the No. 4 composite safety, and other outlets ranked him in the top 25 among the position nationally.

Harrison opted to leave high school early to enroll at Alabama and participate in spring practice in 2015. He hit the field for the Crimson Tide as a backup and special teamer that fall before becoming a starter in 2016 when he ranked second on the team with 86 tackles.

He followed with another 74 tackles to tie for the team lead in 2017.

Stacking up: NFL Media analysts Mike Mayock and Bucky Brooks agreed in ranking Harrison as the third-best safety in this year’s field.

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah ranked Harrison as the 34th overall prospect in his Top 50. Jeremiah described Harrison as “a hulking safety prospect with a nice blend of versatility, toughness and instincts” who was able to move around in the Alabama defense. Jeremiah believes that Harrison has been more effective in zone coverage than man when playing the pass and has been “excellent” against the run, adding, “He has a very high batting average as a tackler.”

NFL pipeline: Harrison and teammate Minkah Fitzpatrick are trying to join a long list of Alabama players who have made a mark at the next level.

At the NFL Scouting Combine, Harrison was asked about being compared to Landon Collins, a second-round pick of the Giants in 2015 who already has one All-Pro season and two Pro Bowl selections.

“That’s high praise, especially because of his production and everything he’s done in the league,” Harrison said. “He’s a great player. Smart player. He brings it on the field. I feel I match up the same way.”

Harrison also said he’s relied on the experiences of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, a 2014 first-round selection by the Packers who has one Pro Bowl on his resume.

“Ha Ha is like my big brother,” Harrison said. “[We] talk a lot. He’s given me a lot of advice on what to expect. He has been one that has helped me about.”