6’2″ 235 pounds; Hometown: Bainbridge, Ga.
Getting back to edge rushers, Roman Harrison is another former four-star recruit who has actually been with Tennessee football for two years. He was a bit more of a tweener in Jermey Pruitt’s 3-4 scheme, one who could play on the line with four down linemen or stay at linebacker regardless of which system Pruitt ran.
That’s similar to what he could be with Tim Banks. Harrison is likely to play more on the weak side, but he could play either linebacker spot or up on the line if necessary. As of now, Banks is keeping edge rushers listed at linebackers, but that could change later in the year.
A graduate of Bainbridge High School in Georgia’s Decatur County, Harrison has come away with two sacks each of the past two years in reserve time. He has a total of five tackles for a loss over that time and 15 tackles overall, eight of which were solo.
Now, with Deandre Johnson having transferred to the Miami Hurricanes and Kivon Bennett gone, there’s a chance that Harrison becomes a full-time starter, which should help him explode onto the scene. At worst, he will be a situational pass rusher that Morven Joseph could be. As a result, he’s got to produce at a high level this year.