The Jacksonville Jaguars were originally set to pick with the 21st overall pick but decided to trade back, not once, but twice. This was a risk the Jaguars were willing to make to get more picks. In the end, the Jaguars were able to make a big selection for a big player like Oklahoma Sooners left tackle Anton Harrison.
In a draft where the offensive tackles were supposedly not strong, but Harrison is the fifth offensive lineman off the board. Harrison also goes to a team where the reliable offensive tackle in Cam Robinson has been suspended by the NFL for violating the league’s PED policy.
Grading Anton Harrison to the Jaguars
While the Jaguars have been able to keep the sack pressure down (28 sacks allowed all season), the Jaguars’ offensive line has allowed too much pressure on star quarterback Trevor Lawrence. The Jaguars could also use more in creating run blocking for their revitalized running game.
At 6-5; 315 pounds, Harrison is a solid offensive lineman, who played 803 reps at the left tackle position for the Oklahoma Sooners. Pro Football Focus gave Harrison a pass-blocking grade of 85.6 for last season.
Harrison will be an instant starter at the left tackle while Robinson is serving his suspension. Once Robinson is back from serving his suspension for the Jaguars, he could move back to right tackle or even stay at left tackle.