• Wed. Feb 28th, 2024
Marvin Harrison Jr

Marvin Harrison Jr

 

Ohio State
Position: Wide Receiver
6’4” 205lbs
Age: 21
Draft Eligible: 2024
Devy Digest WR Rank: 1

 

Devy Digest: Marvin Harrison Jr

 

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Marvin Harrison Jr

Who is Marvin Harrison Jr?


Marvin Harrison Jr was a 4* in the composites and attended St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia as a Sophomore and through the end of his High School career. Harrison helped St Joseph’s win three straight state titles and compiled over 2,600 receiving yards and 37 touchdowns. While a good prospect, he was only the 14th-ranked Receiver coming out of High School. It was expected that he would commit to Ohio State due to his teammate Kyle McCord having made his commitment there as well as the relationship he formed with Coach Brian Hartline.

As with most Ohio State Wide Receivers, Marvin Harrison Jr would wait his turn as there were Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave, and Jaxson Smith-Njigba ahead of him. As a Freshman, Harrison saw limited playing time in the regular season and it wasn’t until the Rose Bowl when Harrison finally got a start due to opt-outs Harrison showed his talent on a national level, scoring three touchdowns. Harrison would earn the starting role in his Sophomore season and he had an absolute breakout with 77 receptions, over 1200 yards, and 14 touchdowns.

Many remember the Peach Bowl, where Harrison could not be stopped and many wondered if he did not get concussed, if the outcome would have been different. Coming into his Junior season, he was the 1.01 for some in any format and viewed as a tier-one Wide Receiver in the NFL as soon as he entered his name in the NFL Draft. Harrison has not disappointed this year and in fact, may very well be the 1.01 in any format with the struggles we’ve seen from other prospects this year.



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Strengths


Marvin Harrison Jr is a tremendous route runner with exceptional fluidity who is also cerebral in how he attacks the cornerback when he runs his routes. Harrison has a knack for making plays and is an Alpha who commands the respect of the defense. It is a masterpiece when you watch his craft. Harrison due to his size and athleticism has a great catch radius for his Quarterback with strong hands to snatch the ball out of mid-air and possesses the “MY” ball mentality that you love to see from the position. Harrison has a great release package and will win versus press and zone coverages. Harrison, like his father, has a great feel for the game and excellent body control. Harrison is truly an exciting prospect and one that will inevitably be an impactful player in the NFL.

Improvements/Concerns


No prospect is ever the complete package, Harrison doesn’t have the “take the top off” speed at the next level, that is not to say he doesn’t possess the speed to break away from defenses, he just isn’t that speedy field stretcher that Xavier Worthy is for this class. That’s the only knock to his game.

Devy Value


His value is too high to buy, and I wouldn’t sell him, therefore by definition, he is a hold. By no means are you disappointed that you have him.

NFL Outlook


Marvin Harrison Jr could easily be a top 3, if not a top 5 pick in the NFL Draft. He’s already slotted in as a tier-one Wide Receiver at the next level. He is a very exciting prospect who is continuing to perfect his craft and someone we’re excited to see play on Sundays. The potential for a lucrative record-breaking second and third contract is well within his range of outcomes.