NAME: Kelvin Harmon
SCHOOL: North Carolina State
POSITION: Wide Receiver
JERSEY: No. 3
RECRUITMENT RATING: 3-star
WT: 213 lbs
Routes – Strong vertical push out of his release opens things up underneath. Good ability to sink his hips and change directions smoothly for his size. Wins with physicality in the contact window to create leverage. Does well to attack coverage with good timing to find space. Only modest ability to sell his route breaks. Runs every route with great effort, even if the ball isn’t coning his way.
Hands – Strong hands to pluck and squeeze the football tightly away from his frame. Performs well in contested situations and regularly holds on through contact. Rarely double catches or allows the football to come into his frame.
Ball Skills – Picks up the ball early in its flight path and knows how to adjust to its trajectory. Attacks the football with an alpha mentality and positions his frame to win at the catch point. Capable of making late adjustments to the football and extending in any direction. His ability to track and adjust the football is outstanding and he is apt at showing late hands to not tip the balls arrival. Harmon does well to establish his frame at the catch point and has a knack for making catches that require high levels of concentration and contortion of his frame to secure it.
YAC Ability – Hasn’t been overly productive after the catch and is victimized by playing with a slow-triggered QB in college. Physical and decisive with ball in his hands. Modest wiggle and elusive traits to create for himself but accelerates smoothly for his size.
Release – Fluid out of his stance into his stem but isn’t the most sudden. Has a variety of jab steps that allow him to beat press coverage. Active hands and dominant play strength in the contact window never allows him to get stuck on contact.
Play Speed – Showcases good play speed but isn’t a threat to regularly get behind the secondary. Has a notable second gear to the football at the top of his routes. Does well to alter his speed and work tempo as a route runner. Has some build up speed but he’s a fluid mover that can work away from coverage at his top gear. Has a sound vertical receiving skill set despite not necessarily being a burner.
Blocking – Dominant. Prides himself in getting his work done. Knows how to square up, punch, leverage his hips and secure his base to sustain blocks. Actively seeks work and creates space for his teammates. Always follows the ball and looks to block down the field.
Play Strength – Has dominant play strength that he showcases as a runner, blocker, in the contact window and at the catch point. Plays a physical style of football and assertively challenges his opponents. Not may corners can match his power.
Versatility – Has the ability to attack any level of the filed as a boundary receiver. Provides tremendous value as a blocker. Has never been involved in the return game or given the chance to run the football in his college career. Offers upside in any passing offense.
BEST TRAIT – Play Strength
WORST TRAIT – YAC Ability
RED FLAGS – None
Logging back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons, Harmon has been one of the ACC’s most productive receivers over the last two seasons. He is a true alpha with dominant play strength. His burst and play speed for his size is underrated. His blend of size, physicality, ball skills and fluidity make him and ideal fit as an x-receiver in any scheme. By year three, Harmon has the upside to be relied upon as a true No. 1 receiver that keeps the chains moving, hits big plays and thrives in the redzone.