Marvin Harrison Jr. NFL Draft Scouting Report
Height: 6’4″ | Weight: 205 lbs
Big Ten Richter-Howard Wide Receiver of the Year • Unanimous first-team All-American • Biletnikoff Award finalist (22) • Father is in the NFL Hall of Fame
“Marvin Harrison Jr is an outstanding X-receiver that can align and dominate anywhere on offense.”
- Nuanced route-runner
- Incredible body control
- Outstanding contested-catch skills
- Expanding release package
- Selling double moves
In-play Film Analysis:
Marvin Harrison Jr. is one of the best wide receiver prospects I have scouted in recent years. Like father, like son, playing wide receiver comes naturally to him.
His game has savviness and a veteran vibe to it. Harrison Jr. creates natural separation with his understanding of leverage and nuanced route-running. He does a fantastic job using tempo and pace with his routes to keep defenders on their heels. Proper usage of footwork helps him move defensive backs off their spot and free the designated track for his route.
Harrison Jr. is a three-level threat that defenses must account for. He sells the fast/hard vertical stems to free up underneath route concepts working back toward the quarterback. His best trait has to be his ball tracking and ball skills. Harrison Jr. uses his outstanding catch radius and body control to make highlight-reel plays on the ball. He can turn 50/50 jump balls to 75/25 contested-catch situations.
The Ohio State wideout has to continue to expand his release package versus press-man coverage. He can get stuck fighting through contact during the drive phase of his route. Harrison Jr. could benefit from improving his punch timing and landing against physical press coverage to quickly enter the route stem. Although he is a three-level receiver, high-caliber athletes will be able to stay in phase and not lose a footrace.
Prospect Projection: Day 1 – Rare, All Pro
Written By: Damian Parson
Last Updated: May 30, 2023
Exposures: Penn St. (22), Michigan St. (22), Michigan (22), Maryland (22), Georgia (22)