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Yahoo Sports' top 2019 NFL draft prospects: N.C. State WR Kelvin Harmon

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6-foot-2, 221 pounds

The lowdown: Harmon didn’t take long to make his presence felt in college, winning the program’s Philip Rivers Award (top freshman on the team) in catching 27 passes for 462 yards (17.1 average) and five TDs. He then became the program’s first receiver to surpass the 1,000-yard mark as a sophomore since 2003 and bettered his receiving totals as a junior. Harmon declared for the 2019 NFL draft and skipped the Gator Bowl to prepare.

Harmon first burst onto the national scene in 2017 when he put on a show against a talented Clemson secondary, catching eight passes for 155 yards. From a size-speed-strength perspective, he checks most of the boxes. Watch him against press coverage, and it’s clear that he likely invites it from opponents. Harmon also stands out extremely well as a blocker, seeking to bury opponents and open up opportunities for his teammates. He also has enough length to high-point balls over defensive backs and a wide enough catch radius to go outside his frame to snag off-target throws.

He uses his good strength, polished routes and quick feet to separate, and his body control allows him to make diving and contested catches, either in traffic or along the sideline. When the ball is in the air, Harmon competes as if it’s his ball – and no one else’s – to come down with.

Lacking true vertical burst might always limit him in the NFL, and scouts have commented that Harmon runs a bit knock-kneed, but there’s an alpha-dog element to his game that makes it hard to envision Harmon failing. If he’s nothing better than a solid No. 2 receiver in the NFL, it will be because of his lack of true separation ability. But his swagger and physical brand of ball are almost certain to make him effective in some way, and his peak could be a career similar to Marques Colston.

Fun fact: Harmon was born in Liberia, moving to the United States with his family at the age of 4. He had never played football before the age of 13, having seen his friends play it.