Kelvin Harmon

North Carolina State
WR

Prospect Info

College
North Carolina State
Hometown
Class
Palmyra, NJ
Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 2"
221 lbs
32 1/2”
Hands
9 1/2”

Prospect Grade

5.55
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Washington
Redskins
Round 6 ‧ Pick 34
40 Yard Dash
4.6u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
18
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
32.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
117.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.15
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.32
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

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Harmon was born in Liberia, coming to the United States when he was very young. He led New Jersey in receiving yards (66-1,111-16.8, 14 TD) his senior year at Palmyra (N.J.) High School, earning first-team All-State honors and top recruiting marks. Harmon became a productive player his first year in Raleigh, winning the team's Philip Rivers Award for the top freshman in the program, starting four games and leading the team with five touchdown receptions (27-462-17.1). He became the first Wolfpack receiver to eclipse 1,000 yards since 2003 his sophomore season, becoming a second-team All-ACC selection by catching a team-high 69 throws for 1,017 yards and four scores. Harmon's best game that season came against Clemson, when he torched the Tigers for 155 yards and a touchdown on eight catches. He became a first-team All-ACC selection as a junior, leading his team with 1,186 receiving yards and seven touchdowns on 81 catches (14.6 average) in 12 starts. Harmon decided to skip the team's Gator Bowl appearance to prepare for the draft.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 4-5
NFL Comparison
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Overview
Harmon might show up as average in the speed and quickness departments, but he knows how to play and he plays to his strengths. He has issues separating against tight man coverage so he uses his frame, play strength and ball skills to own a bigger piece of a smaller catch space. He has a big-dog swagger.
Strengths
  • Put together well with good strong base and above-average core strength
  • Heavily targeted safety blanket underneath
  • Can play pitch-and-catch all day if you let him
  • Has radar to find open space in zones
  • Scrambles to uncover when play breaks down
  • Physical receiver who take it and dish it out
  • Aggressive at the top of the route to clear the table
  • Stacks and "big-boys" smaller cornerbacks
  • Presents as a wide, confident target
  • Expert ball-tracker with subtle hand usage for late separation
  • Competes hard when ball is in the air
  • Hands are strong and steady and pluck it with good extension
  • Contested catches are not a problem
Weaknesses
  • Foot quickness is average
  • Struggles to accelerate around crowding defenders
  • Press release turns into a brawl against longer corners
  • Not enough vertical push to force an early turn from off-man coverage
  • Possession receiver sure to find company in his face
  • Average separation quickness on first and second level
  • Too reliant upon his size and power
  • Success rate downfield and outside the numbers could drop in pros
  • Corners with make-up speed can walk him down
  • Lacks wiggle and juice to add many YAC yards to his catch

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league