Former Ohio State Wide Receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. Not Working Out At NFL Scouting Combine

By February 26, 2024 (11:25 am)Football

Former Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. will let his play in Columbus speak for itself, as he is reportedly not expected to work out at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis beginning Monday.

Harrison is expected to be one of the top picks in the upcoming NFL Draft. While he will not participate in drills at the NFL Scouting Combine, he will be in Indianapolis to meet with teams that could look to take him as early as the top five in the draft. With Harrison sitting out of drills at the combine, it is also unlikely that he will participate in Ohio State’s Pro Day in March.

“He can simply tell NFL teams to turn on the tape—how he runs a 40, or a three-cone drill, or routes on air probably won’t change how high he’s going to go,” Beer wrote. “His sterling reputation as a worker and a person also give Harrison even more flexibility here. That allows everyone to view Harrison’s plan as strictly a business decision, made with an eye towards having a great rookie year, rather than as some reflection on his character.”

During his three seasons at Ohio State, Harrison had 155 catches for 2,613 yards and 31 touchdowns, winning Big Ten Receiver of the Year twice in addition to winning the Biletnikoff Award and Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year this past season. He was also a finalist for the Heisman Trophy.

Harrison will look to continue an impressive run of former Ohio State wide receivers at the NFL Draft, hoping to join Jaxon Smith-Njigba (20th overall, 2023); Garrett Wilson (10th, 2022); and Chris Olive (11th, 2022) as recent first-round selections.

image_pdfClick for PDFimage_printClick to Print