RS-Senior, 6’4” 228
Josh Harvey-Clemons is a very big safety who has the ability to play in the box. Harvey-Clemons has a great combination of coverage ability and tackling ability that will make a big impact with the team that selects him in the upcoming draft. Here are some scouting notes based on Harvey-Clemons’ game film.
- Sure tackler
- Gets beat in man coverage
- Tends to grab when he gets beat
- Safety/Linebacker hybrid at the next level
- Excellent length
- Solid zone coverage
- Great open field tackler
- Does not take good lines to ball carrier
Harvey-Clemons was a big part of Louisville’s defense last season. He played in the box as well as the deep center fielder. He lined up in many different positions and had many different responsibilities from play to play last season at Louisville. One play he would be in the box playing like a linebacker, and the next play he would be 15 yards off the line of scrimmage in the middle of the field.
Harvey-Clemons is a sure tackler and rarely misses a tackle. He does have trouble at times making efficient routes to the running back, especially on outside zone runs. Harvey-Clemons struggles at times in man coverage and gets beat by quicker receivers. He does show solid zone coverage ability, especially against running backs and tight ends.
Harvey-Clemons was dismissed from Georgia in 2014 for repeated marijuana mistakes. Once he transferred to Louisville he was able to turn it around and now his off the fields issues seem to be in the past.
Round Value: 3-4
Harvey-Clemons needs more work to become a more polished player, but the talent is easy to see.
NFL Comparison: Shaq Thompson
Harvey-Clemons is a taller Thompson and has the ability to become a great player at the next level, either at linebacker or safety depending on the team that will draft him.