Draft Profile: BioMarvin Harrison Jr. from St. Joseph's Prep High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and also handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Harrison Jr. opted to join Ohio State after being heavily recruited.
In 2021 as a freshman Harrison Jr. saw action in 12 games with no starts for the Buckeyes as he made 11 receptions for just 139 yards for an average of 12.6 yards per reception, with 3 TDs.
As a sophomore in 2022 he won the starting role as the Z receiver and broke out playing in 12 games. He made 72 catches for 1157 yards for an average of 16.1 yards per catch, with 12 TDs, and an elite QB rating when targeted of 135.5. His reception and yardage totals are each fourth all-time at Ohio State for a single season and his TD total is tied for second with David Boston (1997), trailing only Terry Glenn’s 17 in 1995
Honors & awards
- 2022: Big Ten Richter-Howard Wide Receiver of the Year
- 2022 Biletnikoff Award finalist
- A unanimous All-American in 2022 – Ohio State’s first unanimous All-American receiver – in with first-team accolades by AP, Walter Camp, AFCA, FWAA and TSN
- Selected as the Big Ten Conference’s Richter-Howard Wide Receiver of the Year as a sophomore in 2022 after catching 77 passes for 1,263 yards and 14 touchdowns
- 2021 OSU Scholar-Athlete; Rose Bowl record-tying three touchdown receptions
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Super productive receiver who was the best receiver in the nation in 2022 despite receiving constant press coverage and often seeing double teams
- Is an elite athlete with super soft hands and an innate knack for coming down with acrobatic catches
- Is a supreme technician, in basic footwork, route running, and hand usage
- Played on the outside in 2022, but will be moved to the big slot in 2023 - showcasing his versatility
- He’ll break a tackle or two; he’s extremely competitive and will give effort as a downfield blocker.
- Ideal bloodline: Dad is in the NFL Hall of Fame after a 13-year career (all with the Indianapolis Colts) in which he caught 1,102 passes for 14,580 yards and 128 touchdowns
- Elite athletic skills -- Made Bruce Feldman's 'Freaks List' at number 2. He wrote: "At 6-4, 208, the son of a Pro Football Hall of Fame receiver is remarkably gifted. He has everything. He’s very strong — he bench presses 380 pounds and did 20 reps of 225 on the bench and squatted 500. He’s very explosive, having broad-jumped 10 feet 8, and he’s really sudden, having clocked a 3.94 in the shuttle and improved on his max velocity from last year, up to 23.5 MPH. Asked for what training result he’s most proud of, he says it’s his 5-10-5, given his height and weight, yet still can run a sub-4-second time."
- Combines elite speed with his size, and he accelerates off the line much better than most big receivers.
- He’s elite in contested-catch situations, using his frame effectively to make plays facing the quarterback. He also shows a knack for high-pointing the ball, consistently outmuscling defensive backs.
- Tacks the ball well downfield and consistently runs under long throws.
- His long arms allow him to play even bigger than his size, and he has a frame that can carry a little more weight
- Has surprising quickness off the line. Has the rare size and quickness to get off NFL press.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Physically, Harrison profiles as a guy who should have success facing the quarterback, but he struggles to gear down and make the necessary sharp cuts to create separation underneath.
- His cuts are arent as sharp as you would expect given his elite athletics
Scouting Report: SummaryMarvin Harrison Jr. based on the performance from 2022 is the best player in College Football. He has prototypical size standing at 6-3 - 6-4 (Ohio State does have a tendency to inflate these numbers!), combined with elite 4.4 speed (estimated from GPS data), high-end hands, and outstanding route running along make him an almost perfect prospect. If he can continue to repeat his 2022 numbers or even exceed them he'll be viewed as a player superior to even JaMar Chase.
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