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    Marvin Harrison Jr. Dynasty Rookie Profile | Ohio State WR Fantasy Football Outlook

    Marvin Harrison Jr. is the next great Ohio State WR to enter the NFL -- is he in consideration for the first overall pick in dynasty rookie drafts?

    As dynasty fantasy football managers begin turning their attention towards the offseason and studying the incoming NFL Draft class, some key names could help turn rosters around in a heartbeat.

    Marvin Harrison Jr. has flashed All-Pro potential during his tenure at The Ohio State University. What does his dynasty rookie profile look like, and should you consider drafting him in your dynasty rookie draft this offseason?

    Should You Draft Marvin Harrison Jr. in Dynasty Fantasy Football?

    There have been numerous WRs that have entered the NFL in recent years that have made an immediate impact. Top-tier prospects such as Ja’Marr Chase, Justin Jefferson, and CeeDee Lamb all come to mind when discussing these impact performers.

    Harrison falls into the same category as all of them, but there’s a case to be made that he may even be near the top of that grouping.

    His size/speed combination will give NFL DBs fits on a snap-to-snap basis, and his alignment versatility will allow offensive coordinators to be creative with how they deploy him at the next level.

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    Harrison figures to enter an NFL offense and be peppered with targets from Day 1 due to the projected draft capital it will take to acquire him in the draft. The only concern will be his landing spot as the team’s picking early on Day 1 of the NFL Draft often doesn’t have the best QB situations.

    However, dynasty fantasy football is about acquiring talent. There’s no questioning Harrison’s talent level when you put on his tape, and he should be a priority target in dynasty rookie drafts.

    In 1QB formats, expect Harrison to be in the conversation for the 1.01 selection. However, even in Superflex formats, it wouldn’t be shocking to see MHJ be off the board by the time the 1.04 selection rolls around. He should be viewed as a cornerstone block for a rebuilding roster.

    Who Is Harrison?

    Background

    Harrison is a former Ohio State WR with a projected 6’4″ and 205 pounds. He’s the son of renowned Hall of Fame WR Marvin Harrison, and it’s evident that he’s grown up around the game of football when you watch his tape.

    The young WR came into college football with plenty of eyes on him due to his pedigree, but Harrison exceeded expectations during his three-year stint at OSU.

    In a crowded WR room that featured names such as Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson, and Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Harrison was often discussed as one of the best the offense had to offer. That became evident when he finally became the main option in this passing attack.

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    Harrison won the 2023 Biletnikoff Award, which is awarded to college football’s best wide receiver. Additionally, he was a Heisman finalist in 2023 alongside names such as LSU QB Jayden Daniels, Oregon QB Bo Nix, and Washington QB Michael Penix Jr.

    Based on his production at Ohio State, combined with his talent and raw athleticism, MHJ figures to be one of the first picks off the board in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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    College Production

    The former four-star recruit didn’t make much of an impact in his freshman season at OSU due to how crowded the WR depth chart was, but he racked up ridiculous production in 2022 and 2023.

    • 2021: 11 receptions, 139 yards, and three touchdowns (13 games)
    • 2022: 77 receptions for 1,263 yards, and 14 touchdowns (13 games)
    • 2023: 67 receptions for 1,211 yards, and 15 total touchdowns (12 games)

    Injury History

    It’s rare for a wide receiver to enter the NFL with as clean of a bill of health as Harrison, yet the dynamic playmaker has only missed one game during his college tenure, and that was Ohio State’s 2023 bowl game he chose to sit out in preparation of the NFL Draft.

    Harrison discussed playing the majority of the 2022 CFB season with a sprained ankle that affected his acceleration, but he fought through and still put up absurd statistics. Otherwise, he enters the NFL with a clean bill of health.

    Harrison’s Strengths and Weaknesses

    Strengths

    • Deep-ball tracking
    • Size/Speed combination
    • Alignment versatility
    • Physicality within routes
    • Diverse route runner
    • Burst and acceleration
    • Start/Stop ability
    • Refined release technique
    • Wide reception radius
    • Reliable receiving ability

    Weaknesses

    • Contested catch consistency
    • Lack of creativity in yards-after-catch situations

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