Kelvin Harmon 2019 NFL Draft Profile

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Kelvin Harmon
RALEIGH, NC - SEPTEMBER 29: North Carolina State Wolfpack wide receiver Kelvin Harmon (3) runs a pattern during the game between the NC State Wolfpack and the Virginia Cavaliers on September 29, 2018 at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC. (Photo by William Howard/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Overview
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 213 pounds
School: North Carolina State

Combine Performance Data
40-yard dash: 4.60 seconds
Bench press: 18 reps
Vertical jump: 32.5 inches
Broad jump: 9 feet, 9 inches
Three-cone drill: 7.15 seconds
20-yard shuttle: 4.32 seconds

Kelvin Harmon 2019 NFL Draft Profile

Kelvin Harmon was originally born in Liberia and came to the U.S. when he was four years old. He was named All-State and All-County his senior year and was Burlington County’s Player of the Year. Harmon ranked as the 57th wide receiver nationally and ranked as the seventh overall player from New Jersey. He was also was the sixth-ranked wide receiver in the state.

During his freshman year, Harmon earned NC State’s Philip Rivers award for Freshman of the Year and was named to the All-ACC Freshman team. He had five touchdowns that year which set a school record for touchdowns by a freshman. In his sophomore year, Harmon had his first 1,000-yard season, becoming the first Pack receiver since 2003 to reach that mark. His 1,017 receiving yards also marked as the second-best in the ACC that season. In Harmon’s junior year, he racked up another 1,000-yard campaign, this time totaling 1,186 while also realizing career highs in touchdowns with seven and receptions with 81.

Harmon has already shown how productive he can be. He has shown numerous traits of being able to be a top receiver at the next level. A wide receiver-needy team is going to love what they see from this kid.

Strengths

  • Dominates press coverage;
  • Efficient footwork;
  • Ideal hands you want to see from a top receiver;
  • Doesn’t wait for the ball to get deep into his body;
  • Good security when transferring from catch to tucked position;
  • Outstanding in sideline and back shoulder catches;
  • Great body control;
  • Out-muscles defenders for position;
  • Really good field vision;
  • Works the boundaries as well as anyone;
  • Ran numerous different routes;
  • Improvises well;
  • Great ball-tracking skills;
  • Zero wasted movements and energy;
  • Strong hands in his blocking game;
  • Displays good leverage and foot quickness in his blocking.

Weaknesses

  • Doesn’t have tremendous speed;
  • Yards after catch ability is questionable;
  • Lacks spring out of his cuts;
  • Needs to take better angles when going for a block;
  • Was not given the opportunity to return kicks/punts.

NFL Comparison: Keenan Allen

Teams With Need at Position: Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, Oakland Raiders, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers

Projection: second round

Bottom Line

Kelvin Harmon is a clear cut top prospect in this tremendous class of receivers. He may not be the first player at his position off the board come draft day, but he possesses all the tangibles to be a top receiver in the NFL. His strength and quickness to dominate press coverage is one of his best traits. His efficient footwork is great off the line and breaking in and out of cuts which is something he will need at the next level considering he doesn’t have that top end speed teams look for.

For a prospect that lacks speed, he’s a solid deep ball threat. His superb deep route-running ability and the way he can stack his defenders and track the ball separates him from other receivers. His sideline awareness and body control to come down with any contested ball inbounds is something quarterbacks will love. He’s a great receiver when it comes to working the boundaries. One big thing teams look for in wide receiver prospects is his ability to run different routes. Harmon ran the entire scope of the route tree at NC State, and he ran them all very well. Harmon has a very good opportunity of landing as the X receiver on a team.

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