After once more I’m writing on a wide getting prospect right here at Music City Miracles. Please be assured that I have 100% inventive manage more than what I create on so I am not forced to create on this from the management. For some cause I’m just on a marathon run via getting prospects considering the fact that it is some thing the Titans require to enhance.
This time we’re searching at Liberian born receiver Kelvin Harmon, from NC State. Harmon, 22, is 6’3 and 214 lb, and will be 23 on December 15th. In his final season at NC State he caught 81 passes (tied for 12th in FBS play) for 1,186 yards (10th most), seven touchdowns and 14.six yards per catch. For his efforts he was named 1st Group All-ACC.
Harmon hasn’t received practically as substantially draft hype as fellow WR classmates like D.K. Metcalf or Hakeem Butler, but I was nevertheless curious adequate to watch him and see what I could take away from his tape. With that in thoughts, beneath are my thoughts on the NC State prospect.
As a route runner, Harmon seems to be fairly constant. He does not have the most cutting edge route operating material but he does show excellent all-about strategy anytime he’s asked to run a specific route.
Right here, Harmon runs an superb fake on his route. His initial movement suggests he’s operating a go route and is placing his quarterback in a position to toss him a back shoulder pass. On the other hand, at the final moment Harmon digs out and it turns into a comeback route. He tends to make a good sliding catch at the sideline, producing positive to get at least a single foot in bounds in the procedure.
No a single will act like zone coverage is as hard to play against in comparison to man or press, but a powerful level of awareness is nevertheless required in order to master it. As a receiver, getting the proper patch or spot vs. the zone is critical to placing oneself in a position exactly where your quarterback can throw to you and uncover a hole in the defense.
Harmon does a wonderful job of getting that protected spot right here. As he reaches it, he stops and remains patient just extended adequate for his quarterback to provide the ball to him. It is a subtle but important detail in mastering getting vs. a zone defense, and although this does not go for a lot, Harmon does just adequate to attain the very first down marker.
Harmon is not the flashiest receiver coming out of the college level, but against press or on contested plays he appears to have tiny concern developing separation or hauling passes in at the catch point. Watch the push off he gets from his left foot just immediately after this snap. That tiny move gets him lots of outdoors leverage against the corner, even with security enable more than the top rated.
And it goes without having saying his ball safety tends to make this a clean catch.
Harmon’s four.60 40-yard dash at the Combine turned off some folks, but on the field he has shown he’s capable of stretching vertically and producing plays there. I wouldn’t say his potential there is as powerful as somebody like Marquise Brown or D.K. Metcalf, but it is not poor either.
And on occasion Harmon does come up with the flashy 50/50 catch. This a single in specific is spectacular, and I really like the concentration and angle he makes use of to come up with this pass. It is not even a properly placed pass either, as it should’ve been thrown to Harmon’s back shoulder, but on the other hand it permitted him to place this play on his highlight reel.
I do not assume Kelvin Harmon is a spectacular athlete, but the very first player that comes to thoughts when watching him is Pierre Garçon. Each players are particularly properly rounded even if they do not have the flashiest ability sets we’ll ever see from the getting position. He has truly excellent strategy and should really do just fine against zone, man, or press coverage.
For the Titans, he’d be a good compliment to Corey Davis and Adam Humphries if accessible at #19. Personally, I see him getting taken in the late very first or second round. He’s not my preferred receiver from this class, but I’d be lying if I stated he wouldn’t be a strong addition to the Titans getting corps.