WT: 192 lbs
High School: Cherry Hill West (Cherry Hill, NJ)
Accolades: 2017 Honorable Mention All-Big 12.
Scouting Report: CB Harrison Hand, Temple
Speed/Athleticism: Harrison Hand is a very fluid athlete. He has good speed and athleticism, although he looks as though he’s a little bit lean. Shows good overall speed to help him get back into plays while playing trail.
Man/Press Coverage Ability: Hand looks a good bit more comfortable playing off man than he does playing press. Likes to bait the quarterback to throw his way. Shows good trail technique and generally controls the situation. Sometimes he trails too much and gives up too much space on deeper route concepts. Recovers well.
Zone Coverage Ability: Hand isn’t strong as a zone coverage cornerback, but the tools are there to develop. Doesn’t show awareness in his zones, and is inconsistently positioned while playing zone. Oftentimes drifts too far.
Ball Skills: Intercepted three passes last season. He seems to be able to get his hands on the ball. Plays at his best in the red zone. Otherwise, he is looking to make a tackle before a play on the ball.
Tackling/Pursuit: Good tackler. Sometimes he liked to hit people. He has a poor tackling technique and instead relies on his hit power to make the tackle.
Football IQ/Instincts: N/A.
Leadership/Personality: Transferred from Baylor to Temple during the offseason of 2019 for family reasons and was granted immediate eligibility.
Overall: Harrison Hand has a lot of physical tools and reminds me much of the Temple cornerback that entered the NFL Draft last season, Rock Ya-Sin. That’s not to say that Hand is on his level, because he’s not. The raw factor in their technique, while being blessed with tremendous athleticism, is what makes the two of them similar. Hand has to learn to be more consistent, and it’s all in his technique. If he can learn to pick his side and not give up so much space to receivers, he can be a very good CB2 for somebody in the league. Currently a mid-day three pick in my book.
NFL Comp: Steven Nelson