Kelvin Harmon, WR
School: N.C. State | Conference: ACC
College Experience: Junior | Age: 21
Height / Weight: 6-2 / 221 lbs
Projected Draft Status: 2nd Round
NFL Comparison: Michael Thomas
College Statistics & Athletic Profile
Harmon was an accomplished receiver at the high school and collegiate level, earning top recruiting marks and then going on to start as a true freshman at N.C. State. He was named to first and second-team All-ACC as a junior and sophomore, respectively. As a sophomore, he became the first Wolfpack receiver since 2003 to eclipse 1,000 yards in a season. He’s very confident in his abilities and plays with an aggressive swagger.
- Big and strong-bodied with vice grips for hands
- Comfortable making difficult contested catches in traffic
- Aggressive run blocker
- Good on-the-field body language; fiery and passionate play demeanor
- Counted on to move the chains on third down
- Not a straight-line burner, but oftentimes able to create necessary separation to make the catch
- Struggles to accelerate past lengthy/speedy corners
- Too reliant on physicality and size
- Deep route success could drop in the pros due to increased size/strength/speed of defensive backs
“Those 50/50 balls are 90/10 my way “ pic.twitter.com/pXo4nQji7A— Kelvin Harmon (@Wide_Receiver3) March 13, 2019
NCSU WR Kelvin Harmon: “Those 50/50 balls are 90/10 balls when they’re thrown my way.” pic.twitter.com/UNmO9LTapE— The Riot Report (@RRiotReport) March 1, 2019
Kelvin Harmon isn’t fast, but I love how detailed his routes are. Sells vertically, hard breaks, nothing rounded off, deceptive footwork. A real QB puts this throw on him for a big play pic.twitter.com/97qDDHTLqM— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) January 4, 2019
Kelvin Harmon could lose one of his hands and still be a force in the NFL pic.twitter.com/uv5wCzyEzg— Barstool Pack (@BarstoolPack) February 1, 2019
How He’d Fit on the Redskins
I’m a big fan of Kelvin Harmon and think he will be a successful player in the NFL. However he’s not exactly the type of receiver the Redskins need, as someone with more speed is really ideal to help compliment players already on the roster, as well as the scheme and play style the Redskins want to implement.
If he’s still somehow around in the 3rd round and the Redskins haven’t addressed receiver yet, I would say absolutely take him, because it would be a tremendous value. His physical and confident play style, size, hands, and production despite lack of top-end speed all remind me of Michael Thomas; however, it’s tough to predict someone will come into the league and have the immediate success Thomas had.