Barring unforeseen circumstance, Marvin Harrison Jr. is going to be the first wide receiver drafted in April. It is all-but guaranteed that he will go in the top 10 at this point.
There is also a slim chance that he plays his way into the No. 1 overall pick! Especially if he keeps doing what he did against Western Kentucky on Saturday.
Harrison’s ridiculous top-level speed was on full display with what might have been the easiest touchdown of his college football career. Perhaps “effortless” is a better word.
Marvin Harrison Jr. was so open.
Ohio State had the ball at its own 25-yard-line, up by four, with about eight minutes seconds left in the first half. Ryan Day decided to dial-up a deep shot to the best pass-catcher in the country on first down.
Harrison was split-out to the right with a pair of Hilltopper defensive backs lined up across from him on the other side of the ball. It was double coverage.
And then it was zero coverage.
Kyle McCord took the snap, faked the handoff on a play-action jet sweep, and dropped back to pass. He didn’t even have to go through his reads.
Harrison was already wide open by the time that McCord was looking down field. Western Kentucky’s secondary never stood a chance as the 6-foot-4, 205-pound receiver went streaking.
All that was required was an accurate throw, which McCord delivered. Harrison went untouched for six.
Harrison is so ridiculously fast that the ball was actually under-thrown. He had to slow his stride to bring it in.
Either way, on the money or a little bit short, it didn’t matter. Harrison burned his double coverage in a way that was reminiscent of Randy Moss. The future top-five NFL Draft pick and son of a Hall of Famer continued to build his resume for a potential Heisman Trophy bid and his professional stock.