Breakdown: Jets select Jarvis Harrison in 5th

The Jets added some much needed young beef on the offensive line by selecting 6'4" - 340 Lb Texas A&M Guard Jarvis Harrison with their fifth round pick.

Draft Guru Tony Pauline of our sister site draftinsider.net has this scouting report on Harrison:

Full Name: Jarvis Harrison School: Texas A&M

Ht: 6-4 Wt: 330 40: 5.19 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Three-year starter at offensive guard.

Pos: Tough, slug-it-out lineman best in a small area. Has a thick build, a wide body and tough to get around. Keeps his head on a swivel, stays square and strong at the point of attack. Bends his knees, sinks his hips and keeps his feet moving. Blocks with good lean and plays with a nasty attitude. Quick off the snap and effective when he properly places his hands into defenders.

Neg: Lacks footwork and ability sliding in space. Ineffective blocking in motion. Struggles to adjust.

Analysis: Harrison is a durable and productive lineman with the size and strength necessary to play in a run-oriented offense at the next level.


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Jarvis Harrison
Texas A&M / 6'3 / 325 lbs
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In a quick Q&A via conference call with the NY Media following his selection, Harrison had this to say about being drafted by the Jets:

On what it was like to get the call from the Jets…

Excited.

On his shoulder injuries and surgeries…

I had my right shoulder repaired in January of 2012. Then I had my left labrum repaired in January of 2014.

On how his shoulders are doing now…

I haven’t had a problem with them since I had surgery.

On what he thinks his best position is…

Guard.

On whether he is more comfortable at left or right…

Well, I played on the left side in college, so I would say left.

On his reaction to the criticism about his work ethic…

Everybody has opinions. That stuff doesn’t get to me.

On whether he uses that criticism as motivation…

No. I don’t listen to stuff like that. It doesn’t bother me what people think.

On his hometown of Navasota, Texas…

It’s a small town where everybody knows everybody. Pretty much everybody (is) family, everybody is so close.

On how he liked growing up in Navasota…

It was wonderful.

On whether he feels as though he should have been drafted earlier based on his talent…

Possibly, yes.

On why he slipped a little bit in the draft order…

I don’t know.

On whether his experience at Texas A&M will help the Jets…

Yes sir, it helped a whole lot.

On his mother’s reaction…

I wasn’t with her, but she’s calling me right now, that’s why I’m trying to hurry up.


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