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2015 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Jarvis Harrison, OG, Texas A&M

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A massive left guard, could Harrison be a Giant come May?

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

We've been over the top offensive line prospects ad nauseum. We've dissected their strengths and weaknesses, examined their combine performances and poured over game tap.

Oh and had countless mock drafts taking turns mocking them to the Giants

But there are seven rounds to the draft, so let's take a look at a prospect who could go a bit later, Jarvis Harrison of Texas A&M.

Pros

- Tremendous size at 6-foot-4, 330 pounds. Dude's built like a vending machine with arms and a helmet on top.

- Light feet on the field, backed up by a strong 3-cone drill at the combine

- Technically sound

- Quick to pull and bullies defenders at the second level

- Flashes power

Cons

- Benched the first two games of 2014 due to conditioning concerns

- Flashes power at the point of attack, but doesn't show it consistently

- Can get pushed back further than he should at his size before anchoring

Does He Fit With The Giants?

Maybe.

He's built along the same lines as the Giants seemed to have favored for their guards, has the power and feet to execute plays that use either man or zone blocking schemes.

However, there have been concerns voiced over whether or not Harrison is truly committed to football. He is a former basketball player, and while that bodes tremendously well for his athleticism, scouts have -- reportedly -- voiced concerns over whether or not Harrison will put the work in.

The Giants are (likely) looking for players who are committed and motivated self-starters. If Harrison isn't that, the Giants should just move on.

Prospect Video

Big Board Rankings

Big Blue View - Not in top 100

Mocking The Draft - 103rd overall

CBS Sports - 326th overall

Draft Countdown - 112th overall

Draft Tek - 255th overall

Final Thoughts

Its tough to scout Harrison without being able to talk to him or his coaches. Lance Zierlein compares him to Kelechi Osemele, and that isn't far off. He is a big, strong, agile dancing bear. If he plays up to his ability, that's a fair comparison. If a team believes in his dedication to the game, a Day 2 (probably third round) selection wouldn't be out of the question. I think the Giants would take an Osemele with their third-round pick and run.

If he can't convince scouts that their fears are baseless, he's a priority UDFA.