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Oklahoma OT Anton Harrison Says He’s Headed To Pittsburgh For Pre-Draft Visit

Add another name to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ pre-draft visit list. And it’s one who is literally en route to Pittsburgh. Appearing on SiriusXM NFL radio with Alex Marvez and Max Starks, Oklahoma OT Anton Harrison revealed he has a visit with the Steelers on Wednesday, conducting the interview from the airport.

“I talked to them a couple times,” Harrison told Marvez and Starks. “I’m actually in the airport right now heading to Pittsburgh for a visit.”

Harrison lacks ideal tackle height at 6043 but more importantly, offers long 34 1/8 inch arms. At this year’s Combine, he weighed in at 315 pounds and run a sub five-second 40, turning in a 4.98 with a more relevant 1.77 ten split.

An underclassman, he served as a three-year starter, making 33 official starts. 32 of those came at left tackle with one at right tackle, the 2022 season opener against UTEP before flipping back to the blindside.

In our pre-draft scouting report, Josh Carney highlighted Harrison’s ability to mirror in pass protection and overall athleticism, capable of climbing and sticking at the second level. However, he dinged Harrison for a lack of strength as a run blocker and a pad level that’s too high, contributing to his lack of movement in the run game. Here’s how Carney concluded Harrison’s game.

“He’s still just 21 years old, doesn’t take penalties, rarely gets beat in pass protection and is advanced with his hand usage.

That all sounds great, but he’s a concern in the run game. He’s too inconsistent, slides off blocks too easily, doesn’t displace or drive defenders off the spot and really doesn’t make much of an impact in that area of his game. There are certainly some flashes of power and finishing ability as a run blocker in his game, but he has a lot of developing to do in that area.”

He compared him to Buffalo’s Dion Dawkins and gave him a second round grade.

Pittsburgh has been busy evaluating offensive linemen this draft season. They’ve shown interest in several of the top offensive tackles including Ohio State’s Paris Johnson, Georgia’s Broderick Jones, Ohio State’s Dawand Jones, and Tennessee’s Darnell Wright. Now, Harrison can be added to the list. He’s expected to be an Early Day Two selection and could be on the Steelers’ radar at #32 overall.

Click below to read Harrison’s entire scouting report.

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