Marvin Harrison Jr. is a wide receiver from Ohio State. He is expected to be a top-five overall selection in the 2024 NFL Draft. He is currently No. 2 overall on our 2024 Dynasty Rookie Rankings & SuperFlex Big Board and will be a top-three pick in fantasy football dynasty rookie drafts.
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MARVIN HARRISON JR. DRAFT PROFILE AND FANTASY FOOTBALL VALUE
- As a High School Prospect: Composite 4-Star, 97th Overall (WR14)
- Skillset & Traits: Harrison Jr. epitomizes the genetically gifted wide receiver, honing his craft with track star speed and acceleration, running precise routes, and exhibiting elite contested-catch abilities with his strong hands, awareness, and ball skills.
- Production: He accumulated 155 receptions, 2,613 receiving yards, and 32 total touchdowns as a two-year starter for the Buckeyes.
- NFL Combine: Height: 6’3″ Weight: 209 Arm: 31 7/8″ Hand: 9 1/2″
MARVIN HARRISON JR. SCOUTING REPORT
- Elite athlete who was built in a lab
- Track star vertical speed and acceleration
- Precise route-runner
- Contested catch beast with elite ball skills, tracking, and strong hands
- Off-the-charts awareness on the boundary
- Known as one of the hardest workers at Ohio State
- Comes from Ohio State’s wide receiver factory under WR Coach Brian Hartline
- Elite genetic traits from NFL Hall of Fame father, Marvin Harrison
- Had trouble gaining separation against physical, man-to-man CBs
- He should be better after the catch
- Can add muscle to his frame
MARVIN HARRISON JR. PRODUCTION PROFILE
Marvin Harrison Jr. has etched his name into Ohio State football lore as one of the most prolific wide receivers in school history.
He arrived in Columbus and entered a receiver room led by Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson, and Jaxon Smith-Njigba. Although he played in 13 games as a true freshman, he officially arrived in the 2022 Rose Bowl against Utah, where he tied a Rose Bowl record with three touchdowns, foreshadowing the greatness to come.
As his collegiate career progressed, Harrison’s dominance only intensified. Garnering national attention, he became a two-time unanimous All-American, a feat achieved by only a select few in Big Ten history. Following back-to-back seasons of 14 receiving touchdowns, his accolades continued to pile up, culminating in winning the prestigious Biletnikoff Award as college football’s outstanding receiver in 2023.
Setting records and shattering expectations, Harrison’s impact extended beyond individual accolades, as he was the epicenter of Ohio State’s offense after the departure of CJ Stroud. Harrison caught 67 passes for 1,211 yards (18.1 avg.) with 14 touchdowns in 2023 after catching 77 passes for 1,263 yards (16.4 avg.) and 14 touchdowns in 2022
Harrison consistently rose to the occasion throughout his career against some of the nation’s top defenses, as evidenced by his 52 receptions for 850 yards and eight TDs in eight games vs. ranked opponents.
MARVIN HARRISON JR. NFL COMBINE AND ATHLETIC PROFILE
It’s reported that Marvin Harrison Jr. will not test before the 2024 NFL Draft.
What’s there not to like about Marvin Harrison Jr., who is touted as one of the best draft prospects of this generation?
The Heisman finalist and Biletnikoff Award winner has the size at 6-foot-4 and 205 lbs, the speed at 22.2 mph, and elite receiver traits that will make him an instant NFL alpha WR1 with top 10 wide receiver upside as a rookie.
Although dealing with a significant drop-off in quarterback play from CJ Stroud (70.6% catch rate) to Kyle McCord (65.7%), Harrison still averaged over 18 yards per reception during his final season and made big play after big play to bail out the Buckeye offense. Some could argue he was the most valuable player in the country to a team that mostly drew up the “F— it, Marv is down there somewhere” play.
He can run by any defensive back, never drops the football, and can win any contested catch. He also commanded an elite target share of 26.7% and 25.6% while battling college football’s most talented and elite receiver room.
However, as someone who has watched every snap of his career, his lack of separation against physical man-to-man corners and lack of physicality after the catch makes me a little cooler on him than most of #DraftTwitter. The gap between Harrison Jr. and Malik Nabers is not as wide as some were made to believe, but that does not diminish Harrison’s greatness or future fantasy dominance.
But, don’t get it twisted: he’s still a generational talent with monster upside, but he’s not the best wide receiver prospect ever that some are making him out to be.
Either way, he will be an elite fantasy WR1 for years to come as he follows the footsteps of his Hall of Fame father, Marvin Harrison.