4 first-round offensive tackle prospects Broncos should be scouting
Broncos 2023 draft prospect: Anton Harrison
It could seem to many for Anton Harrison to be a bit of a reach as a first-round pick, at least as of right now, as several analysts have more of a day-two grade on him. But as a prospect, he is every bit as intriguing as Johnson, and perhaps even more so.
For starters, Harrison plays at Oklahoma, a school that has a great tradition of producing NFL offensive linemen. Harrison seems to be the latest in that line and the team that gets him is going to be getting a player who is quite dedicated to his craft.
Harrison started nine games as a freshman and has been a consistent piece of the Sooners’ offensive attack ever since. He has great footwork and incredibly good hip flexibility, a trait that scouts are going to love.
Like Johnson, he’s better as a run blocker and can be a huge weapon in that aspect of the game. As a pass-blocker, he will need to be ready for what will come at him in the pros but his hands are what could make him a long-term starter.
Watching his hand usage is what will potentially propel Harrison into the first round and in my mind, the chance to be a better overall player than Johnson.
If the Broncos end up having a choice in the later part of the first round, they could do a lot worse than Anton Harrison.