'Unfortunately not draft eligible': NFL teams marvel at Marvin Harrison Jr. at Ohio State pro day

Colin Gay
The Columbus Dispatch

While C.J. Stroud and Jaxon Smith-Njigba were on full display at Ohio State football's annual pro day Wednesday, Marvin Harrison Jr. took some attention from NFL scouts on his own.

With one season left before he's able to declare for the NFL draft, Harrison, who just completed his sophomore season for the Buckeyes, was one of Stroud's throwing options during his showcase to all 32 NFL teams at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.

And NFL representatives left mystified.

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"Like window shopping at a Lamborghini dealership for the model that doesn’t come out until next year," an NFL scout said to ESPN NFL draft analyst Jordan Reid about Harrison.

Reid was not the only NFL draft analyst to get feedback on Harrison.

Sports Illustrated NFL reporter Albert Breer said NFL coaches and personnel called Harrison's performance "incredible" and "really impressive."

Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. catches passes from quarterback C.J. Stroud during Ohio State football’s pro day at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus on March 22, 2023.

"Unfortunately not draft eligible," Breer tweeted.

Last season for Ohio State, Harrison led the team in receptions (77), receiving yards (1,263) and touchdowns (14), averaging 16.4 yards per catch. 


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