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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: WR Marvin Harrison Jr.


Big Board ranking: #4

Positional ranking: #2

 

Overview

Position: WR

College: Ohio State

Class: Junior

Age: 21

 

Measurables

Height: 6’3 1/4”

Weight: 209 lbs.

Arm length: 31 7/8″

Hand size: 9 1/2″

 

Athletic testing

40-yard dash: N/A

10-yard split: N/A

Vertical jump: N/A

Broad jump: N/A

Bench press: N/A

3-cone drill: N/A

Short shuttle: N/A

 

Strengths

Prototypical frame and build. Elite top speed. Great acceleration. Top-tier ball skills. Soft hands and catches away from his frame. Physical and aggressive attacking the ball in the air. High intelligence. Phenomenal ability to locate the ball in the air. Wins with body positioning and high-point ability. Able to absorb passes on his back hip. Very smooth. Gets his hands up very late to catch the ball. Has no problems going low to make a grab. Leaves his feet when needed. Exceptional release footwork/quickness. Outstanding overall play strength. Uses physicality to create separation on slants. Natural shake and quickness as a route runner. Sudden/crisp at the top of routes. Uses subtle movements to get opponents on their heels. Dangerous on deep dig routes. Able to uncover and create separation on stop routes. Crisp on corner routes. Tracks downfield throws at a high level. Extremely comfortable catching over the shoulder. Can eat up and run by cushion coverage. Accelerates to separate on deep routes. Runs complex downfield routes. Shields off defenders down the field. Tremendous feet along the boundary. Dangerous on drag routes with a good feel for depth. Gliding runner with the ball in his hands. Strong and quick to break the first tackle after the catch. Mostly played outside the numbers but has experience at various slot/split alignments. Showed early aggression as a blocker versus Notre Dame (2023). NFL bloodlines as the son of Hall of Fame wide receiver Marvin Harrison.

 

Weaknesses

Can be more consistent fighting for the ball at the catch point when contested. Can work more towards the ball on back-shoulder passes when underthrown. Has the size and ability but not always fully committed as a blocker.

 

NFL comparison

Nico Collins

 

Conclusion

Overall, Harrison is the total package at wide receiver and should be a featured player that creates weekly mismatches. The all-around skillset makes him worth taking at the top of the draft with the ability to transform an NFL offense.