Arizona Cardinals: 5 potential second-round wide receiver targets
By Avery Duncan
Kelvin Harmon, North Carolina State
College stats (3 seasons): 177 receptions, 2,665 yards, 16 touchdowns
A couple of weeks ago I mocked Kelvin Harmon to the Arizona Cardinals at No. 33. In that particular mock draft, I said this about Harmon;
"Harmon might be the best fit for what the Cardinals need in a wide receiver in this draft. — 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."
Today, I’m sticking with my love for Harmon’s game and innate ability to potentially take the keys of the Cardinals receiving room.
On tape, Kelvin Harmon may be the most complete outside receiver in the 2019 draft class. At 6-2, 221-pounds, his measurables aren’t a concern. Nor is his play strength, physicality, and aggressive style of play. However, he does have some finesse to go with an unrelenting brand of football especially in his 110% effort route-running that looks effortless on tape.
A large frame gives Harmon an equally as large catch radius — he shows an elite ability on tape to track passes and snag them out of the air with strong hands. He’s physical against the press but does have a variety of different technical moves to be quicker players as well. I hate to compare him to Larry Fitzgerald, but, it’s somewhat there even in his weaknesses.
While Harmon’s explosiveness, speed (4.60 second 40-yard-dash), and running after the catch limit his versatility, the NC State product has X-receiver in the NFL written all over him. If the Cardinals want a true outside receiver in the offense, don’t be surprised if Harmon is the selection to be that guy.