The Washington Redskins absolutely stole wide receiver Kelvin Harmon in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He has a good chance to come in and make an immediate impact.
The Washington Redskins had an extremely nice showing in the 2019 NFL Draft. Starting with landing franchise quarterback Dwayne Haskins and dynamic edge rusher Montez Sweat in the first round, the Redskins added legitimate impact players on both sides of the ball throughout the draft.
In a class full of impressive selections, taking wide receiver Kelvin Harmon in the sixth round is among the best. Harmon slid in the draft due to his lack of foot speed and quickness, and that is obviously a concern at the next level. That being said, Harmon’s overall skill set should translate well.
Harmon is a big and physical receiver who can box out and consistently win at the catch point. He is a smart player who can find open space against zone coverage and shows the ability to run a variety of routes.
His lack of raw foot speed causes him to struggle to create consistent separation against man coverage. However, he catches the ball extremely well in traffic. Harmon’s combination of size, strength and athleticism will play at the next level and his innate ability to track the ball in the air gives him some legitimate upside.
The Redskins entered the 2019 NFL Draft with obvious needs at the wide receiver position. Guys like Josh Doctson and Paul Richardson are not exactly solidified as premier pass catchers. There is room for a late-round gem like Harmon to come in and compete for playing time.
Harmon’s ability to find space against zone coverage and consistently make catches in traffic gives him a chance to make an impact as a rookie receiver. In particular, he fits as a strong option in the passing game with a rookie quarterback like Haskins under center.
Simply put, Kelvin Harmon was one of the best value selections for any team in the 2019 NFL Draft. On top of that, the Washington Redskins have an obvious need at the wide receiver position. If Harmon can come in and learn the offense quickly, he has the talent to consistently make plays on the outside.
It might seem crazy, but Kelvin Harmon has legitimate Offensive Rookie of the Year potential this season.