Route Running –Big, physical receiver who can beat up press coverage at the LOS. Doesn't have a great amount of push vs. off coverage but efficient steps and awareness in break angles help maximize separation when breaking off his stem into the MOF or back to the LOS.
Hands –Wonderful hands. Habitual pluck at the ball, doesn't wait on the throw to get into his body and as a result has strong results in contested situations. Secure in his transitions away from the frame to a tucked position.
Contested Catch Ability –Sideline and back shoulder extraordinaire. Shows wonderful body control and spacing to maximize his throwing windows before aggressively adjusting to the football and out-muscling defensive backs for positioning and the football.
Run After Catch Ability –Strength and body adjustments can create some missed challenges after the catch. Doesn't have game breaking speed but does illustrate good field vision after turning up the field. Active usage of his free arm will provide opportunities to force missed tackles.
Football IQ –Knows how to navigate the boundary with the best of them. Consistently plucks the ball on the sideline with a leaping catch and will slam down both feet. Fairly diverse in his route tree and has shown an understanding of how to uncover when plays get off schedule.
Vertical Receiving –One of those oddball receivers that doesn't have great speed but still seems to stack defenders vertically anyway. Offers good ball tracking skills over his shoulder and is a sure handed receiver catching the football in the honey hole vs. Cover 2.
Change of Direction Skills –Isn't exactly springy in his cuts or lateral movement, but doesn't waste energy and has a smoothness to his game. As a result can slide past defenders in off coverage or subtly step aside of a tackler in the secondary and create added yardage after the catch.
Speed –Has build-up speed, isn't going to overtake coverage at the LOS with his get off. As a result will need to break contact for consistency with big plays after the catch. Disciplined, long corners may give him a challenge until he further expands his physicality on route stems.
Competitive Toughness –Highly competitive when the ball is in the air. Is a player who can be relied upon to turn into a defender on contested throws if ball is off target but is ultimately still open when he's covered in man coverage. Strong effort as a blocker in the ground game.
Blocking Ability –Big, long, strong. Needs to improve his angles when stalk blocking off of the line of scrimmage and aiming for a far target. Strong hands latch onto defensive back and tempers defenders' pace to the football. Slides his feet well and leverages well with his hands.
BEST TRAIT – Contested Catch Ability
WORST TRAIT – Speed
BEST FILM – Syracuse (2018)
WORST FILM – Clemson (2018)
RED FLAGS – None
Kelvin Harmon projects favorably as a prototypical X-receiver at the NFL level. He can defeat press coverage with his size and strength. Harmon's catch radius and contested abilities will lend themselves useful on the boundary and in the red zone. Harmon may not have dynamic, explosive speed, but he is terrific in traffic and he will present challenges with how well he addresses and extends for the football with his hands.