Kelvin Harmon NFL Draft Profile

The following is a Kelvin Harmon NFL Draft Profile highlighting everything that you need to know about the N.C. State WR. Listed below is his scouting report highlighting strengths and weaknesses while looking at his NFL player comparison and his projection.

Kelvin Harmon NFL Draft Profile

Height: 6’3″ Weight: 221lbs School: N.C. State

Strengths

Shows good understanding of how to manipulate leverage in stem with good recognition of defenders opening hips and timing breaks accordingly. Excellent processor. Reacts to coverage and adjusts routes to coverage, will sit in between zones exploit soft spots. Great at uncovering when QB is scrambling.

Excellent body control to contort body position and locate the football downfield. Length and body control allow him to create late separation and make plays when he appears to be covered. Shows the ability to extend and comfortably catch the ball away from his frame. Has a large catch radius due to length and body control. Works back for the ball well in back shoulder situations and uses frame to good effect at the catch point. Ball skills are among the best in the class and he is capable of showing late hands to make life difficult for defensive backs looking to make a play on the ball.

Works his releases well at the LOS, sets defenders up with jab steps, head fakes and flashes good hand use to beat press. Play strength allows him to get into stem with little disruption from defensive backs attempting to get physical.

Has some decent nuance as a route runner, sells double moves and fakes well working his head and shoulders to manipulate DB. Does great work on the perimeter as a blocker.

Takes a controlled approach as a blocker, maintaining his base and balance, delivering impactful strikes.

Not a burner, but has shows the top ends speed to create some favorable throwing windows vertically.

Weaknesses

Ability to separate may be the biggest question mark for Harmon. He isn’t the smoothest in and out of his breaks and has some wasted motion when transitioning out of the break point. Lacks explosive athletic traits to consistently create separation vertically. Doesn’t appear to be threaten defenders vertically with acceleration off the LOS, allows them to break aggressively on comeback patterns.

Lack of wiggle and burst limit his ability to create yardage after the catch or make defenders miss in space.

Summary

Big bodied receiver who plays a physical brand of football with a true alpha mentality. Harmon dominates the catch point and makes some spectacular catches through contact. Whilst he has some nuance as a route runner and through his releases, his change of direction quickness leaves you wondering how much he will separate at the next level. He won’t blow the combine away with his testing numbers, but he has enough speed to create adequate separation on streaks and post patterns.

Projection

Harmon is a rock solid prospect who grades out as a 1st rounder for me. He has the potential to be a WR1 in the right situation or a high end #2 option at the next level. I like his fit with teams like the Colts, Packers and 49ers in the late R1/early R2 range. My pro comparison for Harmon is Michael Thomas. Both are big bodied receivers who show some good route running savvy for their size and dominate the catch point.

Pro Comparison: Michael Thomas

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KELVIN HARMON SCOUTING REPORT: . What He Does Well – Shows good understanding of how to manipulate leverage in stem with good recognition of defenders opening hips and timing breaks accordingly. Excellent processor. Reacts to coverage and adjusts routes to coverage, will sit in between zones exploit soft spots. Great at uncovering when QB is scrambling. Excellent body control to contort body position and locate the football downfield. Length and body control allow him to create late separation and make plays when he appears  to be covered. Shows the ability to extend and comfortably catch the ball away from his frame. Has a large catch radius due to length and body control. Works back for the ball well in back shoulder situations and uses frame to good effect at the catch point. Ball skills are amongst the best in the class and he is capable of showing late hands to make life difficult for DBs looking to make a play on the ball. Works his releases well at the LOS, sets defenders up with jab steps, head fakes and flashes good hand use to beat press. Play strength allows him to get into stem with little disruption from DBs attempting to get physical. Has some decent nuance as a route runner, sells double moves and fakes well working his head and shoulders to manipulate DB. Does great work on the perimeter as a blocker. Takes a controlled approach as a blocker, maintaining his base and balance, delivering impactful strikes . Where He Struggles – Ability to separate may be the biggest question mark for Harmon. He isn’t the smoothest in and out of his breaks and has some wasted motion when transitionong out of the break point. Lacks explosive atheltic traits to consistently create separation vertically. Doesn’t appear to be threaten defenders vertically with acceleration off the LOS, allows them to break aggressively on comeback patterns. Lack of wiggle and burst limit his ability to create yardage after the catch or make defenders miss in space . Overall – Harmon is a solid prospect who grades out as a 1st rounder. He has the potential to be a WR1 or high end #2 option for an NFL team . #nfl #nfldraft #nfldraft2019 #nflfootball #cfb #collegefootball #ncaafootball

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