2024 NFL Draft: Former Ohio State Wide Receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. Selected With No. 4 Overall Pick By Arizona Cardinals

By April 25, 2024 (8:38 pm)Football

Former Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. became the highest-drafted wideout in program history on Thursday, taken with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.

Harrison, who surpassed former Ohio State wide receiver Terry Glenn’s previous record of seventh overall in 1996 to the 1996, was also the first non-quarterback off the board following the selections of former USC quarterback Caleb Williams to the Chicago Bears at No. 1, former LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels to the Washington Commanders at No. 2 and former North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye to the New England Patriots at No. 3.

Harrison’s early selection is of no surprise to those that watched his three-year career with Ohio State from 2021-23. Harrison finished with 155 receptions for 2,613 receiving yards, both sixth in program history, along with 31 touchdowns, which ranks third among Buckeye wideouts. He also became the only receiver in school history to post back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons.

Furthermore, Harrison’s accolades include two unanimous All-American honors – just the fifth player in program history to earn the distinction twice – along with the Biletnikoff Award and Big Ten Offenisve Player of te Year, as well as a fourth-place finish in Heisman Trophy voting this past season.

Harrison, one of the most hyped draft prospects in recent memory, slots in as a day-one starter for the Cardinals. He will look to continue a strong NFL legacy left by his father, Marvin Harrison Sr., an NFL Hall of Famer who collected a Super Bowl and three All-Pro selections from 1996 to 2008.

Harrison is the first Buckeye off the board in the 2024 NFL Draft but won’t be the last, as up to eight other former Ohio State players are hoping to hear their names called. Rounds two and three of the draft begin on Friday at 7 p.m., while rounds four through seven begin at 12 p.m. on Saturday.

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