Zach Harrison was expected to be among the standouts of the first day of workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine, but a hamstring injury prevented that from happening.
Harrison did not run the 40-yard dash or participate in any on-field drills with the defensive linemen at the NFL Scouting Combine during their workout session on Thursday. Harrison told NFL Network’s Charles Davis that he tweaked his hamstring last Monday, which is why he opted not to work out Thursday, but said he is planning to work out at Ohio State’s pro day March 22.
I'm told #OhioState Zach Harrison suffered a minor hamstring strain and unfortunately isn't working out today.— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) March 2, 2023
He plans to go through the full testing at OSU's pro day.
Expectations were high for Harrison’s on-field workout, particularly his 40-yard dash time, given that he was clocked running a 4.47-second 40 in high school. Had he run a time even close to that on Thursday, he surely would have bolstered his draft stock, especially considering he weighed in at at 6-foot-5 1/2 and 274 pounds with 36 1/4-inch arms – the longest of any defensive player at the NFL Combine since 2014 – and an 85 1/2-inch wingspan.
Now, however, NFL scouts will have to wait until Ohio State’s pro day later this month to see just how fast Harrison really is and to see him go through any on-field drills.