Harmon might be the best fit for what the Cardinals need in a wide receiver in this draft. His frame is NFL ready at 6-2, 221-pound with massive 10-inch hands. At Steve Keim’s alma mater N.C. State, Harmon was one of the most productive receivers in the nation as well. He tallied 2,203 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 150 receptions on a 65.2% catch rate in the last two seasons. Even better, he might be available when the Redbirds pick in the second round.
Due to average testing at the combine, Kelvin could fall to the top of the first as he proved he’s not an explosive athlete. His combine results include a 4.60-second 40-yard dash, 32.5-inch vertical, and 117-inch broad jump. While his results aren’t bad, they don’t scream first round pick.
But his tape does.
Harmon uses his frame to his advantage as a big, aggressive target over the middle of the field. While he doesn’t have exceptionally quick feet, he runs a full route tree and understands the nuances of how to run himself open. Despite the lack of an absurd catch-radius, Harmon’s catching ability isn’t in question either — his ball skills and strong hands are both strengths to his game.
Kelvin Harmon can be Larry Fitzgerald‘s successor in the desert. He simply has the game and aggressive playstyle to provide them with consistent receiver play on the outside. While he’s not going to offer much in yards after the catch or speed, he has a high floor and game to easily translate to the NFL. I expect him to be a day-one starter.