Anton Harrison Prepping The Right Way

April 5th, 2023
Anton Harrison

Oklahoma LT Anton Harrison.

Yeah, Joe is getting fixated on Oklahoma left tackle Anton Harrison.

So are other teams. While appearing on “Late Hits” last night, co-hosted by Alex Marvez and Max Starks heard exclusively on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Harrison mentioned how he was at an airport waiting to board a flight for Pittsburgh where he was to break bread with Mike Tomlin, head honcho of the Steelers.

Tomlin knows something about talent.

Starks, the former eight-year starting tackle and two-time Super Bowl champion with the Steelers, told Harrison he’s enjoyed watching his film. “I love your hand placement and your aggressive nature,” Starks said.

Harrison replied, “My goal is dominating on every down.”

Starks said that he likes Harrison’s “kick step” and that Harrison had “a great first step, second step and you do a good job with arm reach.”

But here is what impressed Joe: Harrison said he has been working out with fellow former Sooners Orlando Brown and Creed Humphrey to try to learn what he can to be an NFL lineman. Harrison admitted to following Brown around like a lost puppy.

“I learned how to train, how to lift, about [body] rehab and recovery [from Brown],” Harrison said.

Starks loved hearing that and told Harrison he’s doing things the right way learning from a couple of the NFL’s best.

So if Starks is liking the kid, why wouldn’t Joe? Another thing Joe likes about Oklahoma linemen is Sooners offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh knows what the hell he is doing. He’s pumped out quite a bit of NFL talent in Norman.

Yes, Joe still has a hangup moving perhaps the best right tackle in the game to left tackle. Joe would much rather see the Bucs draft a guy like Harrison and just plug him at left tackle, which is where he played at Oklahoma.

22 Responses to “Anton Harrison Prepping The Right Way”

  1. For the People Says:

    it’s easier to start at RT so putting a rookie at RT like we did with Wirfs would be a good move… only if Wirfs can produce at the same level at LT. If not then no reason to try to mix up a good thing.

  2. Delusional Intelligence Says:

    I am with you 100% Joe. Don’t move Tristan. He is ‘Special’ where he is.

    You want a LT. Draft, sign or trade for one.

  3. firethecannons Says:

    Joe soon time for a post about the guy you grew up listening to about draft prospects.

  4. Tim Says:

    Absolutely agree. Leave Wirfs at RT where they KNOW he’s great at.

  5. Mike S Says:

    Pass rush Joe – focus!

  6. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Harrison replied, “My goal is dominating on every down.”

    It’s like he’s channeling his inner Durable Donnie.


    DonnieWatch day 29
    (How is this possible?)

  7. Joe in Michigan Says:

    A quote from a draft analyst on Harrison: “Team sources say Harrison has potential because he is quick, athletic, and has good size. However, they say he is too finesse, not tough and not physical. They wanted to see him improve in those areas in 2022, but that did not happen.” Does that sound like an OL that Jason Licht would draft? Maybe he will, I didn’t see the Bucs taking JTS and Logan Hall and they did.

  8. Allbuccedup Says:

    Harrison was my original pick at 19 but hes not as big as some of the other OTs on the other hand because of that reason they could trade down 5 or 6 picks and still get him. He still will be an upgrade.

  9. Allbuccedup Says:

    But has good length.

  10. Beej Says:

    I’m feeling positive waves about Goedeke, think he’s gonna kill it this year, whereEVER they plunk him

  11. A Bucs Fan Says:

    Harrison is way more athletic than some of the other tackles in the draft. That is why he’s in my top two at LT. Would be happy with this pick.

  12. Thisisouryear!! Says:

    I agree w you Joe. I don’t know why you’d move Wirfs. We need another tackle anyway. Get a left tackle.

  13. Goatfarmer Says:

    If we draft this guy I will lock myself in a closet with a jar of bacon grease. Sounds like a stud with the right character.

  14. Rob Hamada Says:

    There are plenty of good options at LT in this years draft. If not, Harrison, Jones, or Johnson in the 1st round there are options in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. I know Donovan Smith wasn’t a stud but he was solid for 8 years with very little injury and he was a 2nd round pick.

  15. rrsrq Says:

    in a best case scenario, we can trade back, pick up another pick in round 3 or 4 and still pick him up.

  16. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Looking into Harrison on other websites:

    Daniel Jeremiah doesn’t have him in his top 50 players.

    Walter Football has 2 mocks, one has him going in the 2nd (44th), the other has him going in the 3rd (66th).

  17. SlyPirate Says:

    R1: Broderick Jones – LT
    R2: O’Cyrus Torrence – LG
    R4: Andrew Vorhees

    Dream draft. Big, strong, mean OL. Would be fun.

  18. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Sly: I’d be happy with Broderick Jones. The other picks, I’m looking for an edge rusher with one of them.

  19. Geno711 Says:

    Not an Anton Harrison fan.

    One of the better college tackles coming out this year, but not in top 3 and not a 1st round grade IMO from most of the guys that do this. 2nd round is great. The Athletic rates him as 50th best player from this year’s draft.

    1st round is a reach – like when Miami Dolphins took OT Austin Jackson 5 picks after Wirfs or that same year the Tennessee Titans took Sean Sullivan favorite Isiah Wilson at OT at the end of the 1st round.

    I think there is more likely value for the Bucs to get a solid CB or defensive line guy at 19 and then hope that an offensive tackle they like is still available in round 2.

    That might include in the 2nd:

    Jones (other one) 59th or 35th
    Steen 92nd or 62nd
    Bergeron 60th or 53rd

    My hopeful draft would be something like:

    Paris Johnson (Left OT)
    Cam Smith (corner)
    Siaka Iki (DT)
    Henry To’oTo’o (LB)
    running back
    another linebacker

  20. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    Agree 100%

  21. Tap-Out Says:

    My question would be …Why doesn’t the coaching staff not whether or not Wirf’s can be a LTackle ….he’s been here long enough to the coaches to know !

  22. Posey99 Says:

    I would love to draft Harrison. But I don’t think he will be there at 19. You can debate that he’s the smoothest-cleanest left tackle in the draft ahead of Paris.