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Name: *Ronnie Harrison 
College: Alabama     Number: 15
Height: 6-2   Weight: 207
Position: SS  Pos2: OLB  Class/Draft Year: Jr/2018
40 Low: 4.44
  40 Time: 4.54
   40 High: 4.64

Projected Round: 1-2      Stock: 
Rated number 2 out of 133 SS's     30 / 2340 TOTAL
Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6020
Weight: 207

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Dates: 03/07/18
Hand: 09 1/2  Arm: 33 3/8
Wingspan: 80 3/8

Height: 6020
Weight: 207

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 4.54  No Workout-Hamstring
 Data Scout Notes: 2018: 01-11-18 - Announced Early Entry into 2018 NFL Draft...2017: 2ndC...2016: NAC...2015: NAC
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  Ronnie Harrison
Strong Safety
Alabama Crimson Tide
6-2, 214, 4.54, #15
Tallahassee, Florida
Florida State University High School


  12/13/17 - 2017 ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): Finished the 2017 regular season as Alabama's leader in tackles (68), solo stops (38) and tied with two others for the co-lead with three interceptions, giving him seven over his career.

12/13/17 - 2017 ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DB Ronnie Harrison, Alabama,...Senior center Bradley Bozeman was named to the second-team offense while senior defensive lineman Da'Shawn Hand, junior defensive lineman Da'Ron Payne, senior linebacker Rashaan Evans and junior defensive back Ronnie Harrison were second-team picks on defense. - Alabama Football


  Scouts look for safeties who can read the eyes and minds of quarterbacks.

As a former high school quarterback, himself, Harrison can do precisely that - while providing the speed and bone-crunching collision power to take full advantage of this awareness.

Harrison's combination of instincts, size, athleticism and explosiveness has drawn plenty of comparisons to the man he replaced as the Tide's star strong safety, Landon Collins, now a standout with the New York Giants after getting selected No. 33 overall in 2015.

Like Collins, Harrison's made an immediate impression on observers with his penchant for big hits and big plays to spark turnovers. With Collins playing ahead of him in 2015, opportunities were limited for Harrison as a true freshman and he "only" recorded 17 tackles on the year. He provided more of an impact than these numbers suggest, however, immediately emerging as one of Alabama's most feared defenders on special teams and showing a knack for creating turnovers, intercepting two passes and forcing a fumble in his limited duty while recording a sack in his only start (Texas A&M).

Harrison broke out in a big way as a sophomore, starting all 15 games and finishing second on the team (behind only 2017 Butkus Award-winning linebacker Reuben Foster) with 86 tackles while also recording two interceptions and two fumble recoveries - one of each of which he returned for a touchdown. In addition to his 56 solo stops, he deflected nine passes and blocked a first quarter field goal attempt by LSU in the rivalry game Alabama would eventually win 10-0.

It will not go unnoticed by scouts that Harrison's interceptions came against future NFL draft picks Joshua Dobbs (Tennessee) and Mike White (Western Kentucky). Dobbs was drafted in the fourth round last spring by Pittsburgh. White, who like Dobbs was invited to the Senior Bowl, is expected to earn a similar grade this year.

Asked to attack the line of scrimmage more often in 2017, Harrison emerged as Alabama's leading tackler over the regular season, pacing the team with 68 stops, overall, including a team-leading 38 solos. The more aggressive role put Harrison in position to bump his tackles for loss (3.5) and sacks (2.5) in 2017 but his awareness of passing lanes did not suffer, as he still tied for the team lead with three interceptions - including an impressive pick against LSU - in earning Second Team All-SEC honors from conference coaches.

Like most of the starters at Alabama, Harrison signed with the Tide as a highly regarded prep prospect, turning down the likes of Florida, Georgia, LSU and Texas, among others, to join the NFL pipeline Nick Saban has created in the secondary at Tuscaloosa. A consensus four-star safety prospect who enrolled early to get a head start in 2015 spring practice ... a two-way player who also played quarterback for Florida State University School. Recorded 39 tackles with five pass breakups and two fumble recoveries on defense as a senior in 2014 while throwing for 2,076 yards with 13 touchdowns and one interception and rushing for 1,015 yards and 16 scores on the ground.


Looks the part of a modern day NFL safety with a tall athletic and well-distributed musculature which includes broad shoulders, a tapered middle and long limbs. A very instinctive player, often racing towards the line of scrimmage in run support or cutting just inside intended receivers to make a play on the ball in which he initially seemed out of position. Understands passing angles and anticipates routes, maintaining position between receivers and the quarterback. Complements his football I.Q. with athleticism, showing the ability to mirror receivers with light feet and a fluid change of direction.

Generally a reliable open-field tackler who shows the ability to knock defenders to the ground in a variety of ways, extending his arms to "catch" elusive ball-carriers in space, wrapping his arms securely for the textbook stop and delivering stone-shouldered collisions to be an intimidator across the middle and down the sidelines. Good timing and hand-eye coordination when competing for jump balls, as well as soft hands for the interception.

Looks natural with the ball in his hands, showing the vision to set up blocks as well as elusiveness and pull-away speed. Times his blitzes well, accelerating as he approaches the line of scrimmage and showing very good agility and balance to elude, leaving would-be blockers in tough position to get a hand on him. Characterized as a passionate player who expects greatness from himself and his teammates. - Rob Rang 12/19/2017

At his best in a straight-line, losing a step when changing directions and raising questions about his ability to drop down and handle one-on-one coverage duties consistently. May not possess elite range to handle true centerfield duties as a single-high safety in the NFL. Can get a little out of control as an open-field tackler, relying too often on simply dropping his shoulder into ball-carriers and must do a better job of wrapping up securely. For a player with his reputation as a big hitter, Harrison forced just one fumble over his career (back in 2015) and he needs to develop stronger hands to rip the ball free. -- Rob Rang 12/19/2017

COMPARES TO: Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott, 49ers - Like Harrison, Lott developed a reputation as one of the most intimidating hitters of his time. Neither, however, often gets enough credit for their instincts, athleticism and ball-skills - attributes which helped each play multiple positions as well as create turnovers and scores of their own, including five TDs on 63 career interceptions for Lott, a 6-0, 205 pounder selected in the first round in 1981 who earned Pro Bowl nods as a cornerback, free safety and strong safety.

IN OUR VIEW: Harrison may not possess the elite change of direction and range teams would prefer in a modern day centerfielder but in terms of size, physicality and awareness, there may not be a better, all-around safety in this class. Athletic, instinctive and an explosive hitter with plenty of experience at both safety spots, Harrison is an intimidating big play presence who deserves first round consideration.

 2017 Season

  Provided veteran experience in the Crimson Tide’s deep secondary ... leads Alabama with 68 total tackles ... added 3.5 tackles for loss (-20 yards), 2.5 sacks (-18 yards) and three pass breakups to his season totals ... tied for the team lead with three interceptions totaling seven yards in returns ... collected 43 tackles against the run, ranking second among Tide defenders in that category ... tying for sixth in the SEC in interceptions

Selected to Sports Illustrated’s All-American squad as a second teamer ... recognized as a First Team All-SEC honoree by the Associated Press and earned a second-team selection by the conference coaches ... selected as a Second Team Preseason All-American by Phil Steele and The Sporting News ... tabbed to the Nagurski Trophy and Thorpe Award Preseason Watch Lists ... named as the SEC Co-Defensive player of the week for his play against LSU.

Earned defensive player of the week honors from the Alabama coaching staff for his play against Arkansas, LSU, Mississippi State and Auburn. Florida State: Tied for third on the team with five stops against the Seminoles ... added one sack (-6 yards) to his totals from the starting free safety spot. Fresno State: Tied for the team lead in tackles with eight stops against the Bulldogs ... added one tackle for loss (-2 yards) to his final line for the second consecutive game.

Colorado State: Made five stops on the evening with the Rams ... snagged his first interception of the season, one of the Tide’s two on the night. Vanderbilt: Picked off his second pass in as many games, pulling in a deflection ... added two tackles ... helped limit the Commodores to only 78 yards of offense and just three first downs by game’s end. Ole Miss: Recorded three tackles, including one sack (-9 yards) ... aided a Tide secondary that limited the Rebels to only 165 yards passing, well below their season average of 427 yards entering the contest.

Texas A&M: Tied for second on the team in tackles with eight against the Aggies ... also broke up one pass, making a play to swat the ball away at its highest point on what could have been an A&M touchdown ... helped the Tide limit the Aggies to only 308 yards of total offense, well below their season average entering the contest. Arkansas: Led the Alabama defensive effort with 10 tackles against the Razorbacks ... also broke up one pass on the night ... helped the Tide limit the Hogs’ offense to only 227 total yards and nine points ... earned defensive player of the week honors from the Tide coaches for his efforts on homecoming. Tennessee: Totaled three tackles against the Volunteers ... made an impact on a Tide passing defense that held UT to only 44 yards passing for the afternoon.

LSU: Earned SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week honors along with defensive player of the week recognition from the UA coaches for his efforts against the Tigers ... picked off his team-high tying third pass of the season to lead to an eventual Tide touchdown ... also contributed six tackles, including half a sack (-3 yards) ... led an Alabama secondary that held the Tiger receiving corps in check to allow for a season-high six sacks by the Tide defense. Mississippi State: Recorded seven tackles on the night in Starkville ... earned defensive player of the week recognition from the UA coaches for his play against the Bulldogs. Mercer: Made four tackles and broke up a pass on the day ... helped conduct an Alabama secondary that limited the Bears to 54 yards passing in the absence of Minkah Fitzpatrick. Auburn: Finished with seven tackles against the Tigers on the Plains ... recognized as an offensive player of the week by the UA coaches for his performance in the Iron Bowl.

 2016 Season

  Entered his sophomore season as a starter in the Tide’s secondary after a standout freshman campaign ... totaled 86 tackles to rank second on the team, and added two interceptions - one of which went for six - two fumble recoveries, including one that was returned for a 55-yard score, and two quarterback hurries ... also had 1.5 tackles for loss (-8 yards) and seven pass breakups ... blocked one field goal on the season ... tied for the team lead with eight tackles on kickoff coverage and is tied for third on the team with eight stops on special teams ... named one of the UA coaching staff’s defensive players of the week for his performances against Western Kentucky,

Kent State, at Tennessee, against Chattanooga and vs. Washington. USC: Started at free safety against the Trojans but did not record any stats ... helped limit the SC passing attack to only 130 yards through the air and just six total points. Western Kentucky: Picked off his first pass of the season for six yards, one of the Crimson Tide’s two interceptions on the afternoon ... registered three tackles and a quarterback hurry to go with his pick. Ole Miss: Totaled a career-high tying four tackles against the Rebels ... three of his tackles were unassisted. Kent State: Finished one half of play with three tackles and a fumble recovery ... picked up the Golden Flashes’ fumble to stop KSU’s first drive of the second quarter.

Kentucky: Put together a career day against the Wildcats ... finished with a career-high seven tackles while adding one fumble recovery ... took the fumble 55 yards for a score to give Alabama a 17-3 lead entering halftime. Arkansas: Set a career-high mark for tackles with eight on the night ... broke up one pass while registering one quarterback hurry as part of the Tide’s season-high 12 quarterback pressures on the night in Fayetteville. Tennessee: Led the Tide with seven tackles against the Volunteers ... had two pass breakups and intercepted his second pass of the season which he returned 58 yards for a touchdown ... helped limit the UT offense to 131 yards through the air and 163 total yards by day’s end. Texas A&M: Made six tackles with four solo stops ... added his first tackle for loss (-6 yards) of the season and helped limit the No. 6 Aggies to just 278 total yards.

LSU: Played a key role in shutting out the Tigers ... blocked LSU’s field goal attempt in the first quarter to keep the score even at 0-0 ... finished with four total tackles, including half a stop for loss (-4 yards) and one pass breakup from his free safety spot.

Mississippi State: Totaled five tackles with one pass breakup against the Bulldogs ... made one tackle on kickoff coverage. Chattanooga: Led the Crimson Tide and set a new career-high mark with 11 tackles against the Mocs ... made eight solo stops, including one on kickoff coverage ... earned himself defensive player of the week honors from the UA coaching staff for his efforts. Auburn: Registered three tackles against the Tigers ... helped limit the high-powered Auburn offense to 182 total yards, including only 116 yards through the air. Florida: Ranked second on the team with seven tackles against the Gators ... added a career-high tying two pass breakups.

Washington: Totaled six tackles against the Huskies, delivering some big hits from his safety spot ... helped hold the high-powered Washington offense to only seven points and 150 yards through the air. Clemson: Recorded his second double-digit tackling game of the season, recording 10 stops against the Tigers to rank third on the team ... made five solo stops and five assisted tackles.

 2015 Season

  One of the top backups in the defensive secondary ... recorded 17 total tackles, including one sack (-5 yards) ... added one quarterback hurry, a forced fumble and six pass breakups ... made an immediate impact on special teams, recording three tackles on kickoff coverage ... also made his mark in the defensive secondary, earning his first start against Texas A&M ... picked off two passes, a total that tied for second on the team.

Wisconsin: Saw action on special teams in his first collegiate game, assisting on one tackle on kickoff coverage. Middle Tennessee: Began on special teams before entering later in the game on the defensive side of the ball ... blocked an MTSU punt out of the back of the end zone to give UA its first blocked punt since 2013 ... collected two tackles, one unassisted and one assisted. Ole Miss: Brought pressure from the defensive backfield, recording his first career quarterback hurry. ULM: Intercepted his first career pass, returning it for 12 yards ... also broke up one pass and added one tackle.
Georgia: Came off the bench to record one tackle and notch his second interception in as many games, returning the pick 29 yards. Arkansas: Collected one tackle on the night, seeing an expanded role in the defensive secondary.

Texas A&M: Made his first career start, notching four tackles, including one sack (-5 yards), to go with one pass breakup ... was a key part in helping limit the Aggie offense to a season-low 23 points and forcing a season-high four interceptions. Tennessee: Notched one tackle in the secondary while also breaking up one pass against the Volunteers. LSU: Earned time on special teams but did not record any stats. Mississippi State: Saw time in the defensive secondary, recording one stop against the Bulldogs.

Charleston Southern: Saw time on special teams and in the secondary ... recorded one tackle and forced a fumble against the Buccaneers. Auburn: Did not record any stats during his special teams action against the Tigers. Florida: Notched one tackle off the bench, providing depth in the secondary on passing downs. Michigan State: Entered in a reserve role in the defensive secondary while also seeing time on special teams ... finished with two tackles and one pass breakup against the Spartans. Clemson: Broke up one pass and recorded one tackle against the Tigers.

 High School

  Attended Florida State University High School, Tallahassee, Fla. .
A consensus four-star safety prospect who enrolled early to get a head start in 2015 spring practice … a two-way player who also played quarterback for Florida State University School … 247Sports.com ranked him as the No. 4 composite safety nationally and No. 96 overall … rated 96th in the composite Top247 … listed at No. 196 in the Top247 and the No. 12 safety … Rivals.com rated him as the No. 13 safety and No. 201 in the Rivals250 … No. 248 in the Scout.com 300 and the No. 19 safety nationally.

PrepStar All-Southeast Region … ESPN.com listed him as the No. 25 safety … had 39 tackles with five pass breakups and two fumble recoveries on defense as a senior in 2014 … threw for 2,076 yards with 13 touchdowns and one interception while rushing for 1,015 yards and 16 scores … threw for 1,782 yards as a junior in 2013 with 10 touchdowns and 916 yards rushing and 18 scores … had one interception as a junior on defense and four as a sophomore … finished with 14 pass breakups during his career … played for head coach Jarrod Hickman at Florida State University School … chose Alabama over Georgia, Florida, LSU, Texas, Kentucky and Louisville.

 Draft Scout Player News
01/20/18 - NFL Early Entries: College Winners and Losers: Loser -- ALABAMA: No need to cry a river over Alabama's early departures. Nick Saban always reloads, plugging in five-star recruits for five-star recruits, but the five total losses, including these four, have to be acknowledged: Defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick, defensive tackle Da'Ron Payne and receiver Calvin Ridley could be top 10 picks, and safety Ronnie Harrison is another first-round talent. - Anthony Gimino, The Sports Xchange
12/13/17 - 2017 ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DB Ronnie Harrison, Alabama,...Senior center Bradley Bozeman was named to the second-team offense while senior defensive lineman Da'Shawn Hand, junior defensive lineman Da'Ron Payne, senior linebacker Rashaan Evans and junior defensive back Ronnie Harrison were second-team picks on defense. - Alabama Football
11/07/17 - NOV 6 SEC CO-DEFENSE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Ronnie Harrison, DB, Alabama...The junior safety helped key another strong defensive performance for the top-ranked Crimson Tide in a 24-10 win over No. 19 LSU...He finished with six tackles, three solo stops and half of a sack (-3 yards) to lead the Alabama defense in production points...Harrison also recorded his third interception of the season and returned is six yards to setup the Tide's second touchdown...He helped limit the Tigers to just 155 yards passing and a completion percentage of just 48.4 percent for a passer rating of just 83.94. - SEC Football
11/07/17 - Alabama FS Ronnie Harrison "covers ground well for his size" and is a "long strider with closing burst," according to ex-Saints and Bills scout Ryan Hollern, writing at @ITLScoutsNotes. - InsidetheLeague.com
09/17/17 - It wasn't always pretty, but No. 1 Alabama cruised to a 41-23 victory over Colorado State at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday night. The Crimson Tide improved to 3-0 under the lights in front of a raucous crowd. "I was really pleased with the way we came out and started fast in this game on both sides of the ball," Alabama coach Nick Saban said. "That's something that we have not done in our games (before tonight), and that was certainly the goal -- to try and come out and be a dominant team, but we did not sustain that and we didn't finish the game like we needed to." On its first possession of the second half, Alabama pounded Colorado State with its running game and a few quick passes. Running back Bo Scarbrough finished the 14-play, 88-yard drive with a 9-yard touchdown run to make it 31-10. The drive was set up by an interception from safety Ronnie Harrison. Alabama's defense struck again on Colorado State's next possession. Rams quarterback Nick Stevens sailed a pass that landed in the hands of safety Hootie Jones, who returned the ball deep into Colorado State territory. That led to a 5-yard touchdown run from Alabama running back Damien Harris to make it 38-10 midway through the third quarter. "In the second half, first two possessions we drive down the field and turn the ball over, which really killed us," Colorado State coach Mike Bobo said. - The Sports Xchange


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