SDS talent evaluators Jon Cooper and Brad Crawford spent several months breaking down last year’s highlights, incoming talent and projected 2014 impact following spring practice to compile a list of the SEC’s Top 100 players heading into fall. Athletes were selected by position then ranked overall counting down to No. 1.
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55. Jarvis Harrison, Sr., OL, Texas A&M
With enough experience to flex his strengths as one of the SEC’s best offensive linemen this season, Harrison enters his fourth season as a starter for the Aggies and isn’t that far behind projected first-round pick Cedric Ogbuehi in terms of overall ability.
Since earning the nod at guard as a redshirt freshman in 2011, the fierce competitor’s steadily improved up front on an offense ranked at the top of the SEC in several statistical categories. Harrison moves well to be 325 pounds and often turns taller, more athletic defenders into non-factors. A pro prospect with high upside, very few guards leave the SEC as four-year starters and if Harrison stays healthy while managing a productive season, he should his his name called on Day 1 during next May’s NFL Draft.
Known as one of Texas A&M’s quietest players, Harrison leads by example — one of his best qualities.
2013 statistics: Harrison has started 27 consecutive games and helped the Aggies lead the SEC in total offense, scoring offense, passing offense and total first downs last season.
2014 projection: Stabilizes a new-look Texas A&M offense playing without the services of Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans.
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