Josh Harvey-Clemons NFL Draft Profile
Size: 6’4 217lbs
- Solid tackler
- Reads QB’s eyes
Analysis: Josh Harvey-Clemons was dismissed from Georgia after failing multiple drug tests, but transferring to Louisville worked out very well for him. He has a rangy, long frame that scouts adore. He plays the game with edge and embraces the physical requirement of the position. First responder who races downhill into the action. Rarely taps the brakes into his tackles. Square-up, wrap-up finisher. Took on blocks with aggressiveness and leverage when asked to play inside linebacker. His long arms help cast wide net as tackler. Rare athleticism for his size. Flips hips for instant change of direction as tackler or in coverage. Excellent range as a tackler. Plays faster than his timed speed. Communicative on the field. Balances attention between quarterback’s eyes and assignments around him as two-deep safety.
- Angles of pursuit
- Undisciplined in coverage at times
- Loses coverage responsibilities at times
- Off-the-field concerns
Analysis: As previously mentioned, Harvey-Clemons was dismissed from Georgia after three strikes, including failed marijuana tests. He has skinny legs that will need more muscle at the next level. He needs more discipline in playing with inside-out leverage in run support. Tends to attack at angles under running back, forcing too many diving attempts on perimeter. Can be a little slow hustling back to high safety spot from disguised coverages. Deshaun Watson picked on him in coverage. From single-high position, needs anticipation and earlier response to throws. Will lose sight of deep responsibilities as high safety at times. Panics and grabs when he fears he’s beaten. Needs to trust his length and recover speed more often.
What the scouts say: “I love the athlete and the toughness, but he’s a multiple-time (drug) tester on the college level. Those guys have a high rate of testing positive again. I need to do more background work on him but I really worry about suspensions for him.” — AFC North scout
NFL Comparison: Su’a Cravens
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