Ohio State’s football program has turned into a wide receiver factory over the last few years and that isn’t something that is going to change in 2023.
The program has Jaxon Smith-Njigba heading to the NFL Draft this year and he has a chance to be the 1st receiver off the board.
They already have a better prospect on their roster ready to keep things rolling next season.
Marvin Harrison Jr quickly turned heads for the Buckeyes in his first season with regular playing time. It has a lot of fans excited to see what he can do next season and what he may eventually be as a pro.
It seems one of those people is one of his father’s former teammates.
Today, former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne told the Indy Star that he thinks Harrison Jr is a better prospect than his dad.
Marvin Harrison Jr. is chasing his Hall-of-Fame father: 'I'm trying to get there' https://t.co/6M99LZMDAO
— IndyStarSports (@IndyStarSports) April 7, 2023
Wayne said, “He’s bigger than Marvin. He’s tall. He’s faster than Marv.”
Calling Marvin Harrison Jr a better prospect than one of the best receivers in football history is a pretty bold take, but it is an interesting thing to consider.
Jr is the bigger of the two by a pretty large margin and his most recent season actually compares pretty well to his father’s best college season.
Harrison Sr only topped 1000 yards once during his college days and it came in a senior season where he made 56 catches for 1131 yards and 8 touchdowns in 11 games.
During the 2022 season, Harrison Jr had 77 catches for 1263 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Whether or not he is actually a better prospect than his father, Harrison Jr will be one of the top prospects in his class and could even be drafted earlier than Sr, who was taken 19th overall in 1996.
Unfortunately football fans are going to have to wait another year to see Harrison Jr join the NFL ranks.