Redskins: How does Kelvin Harmon become the steal of the draft?
By Ian Cummings
The Redskins got a receiver in Round 6 that everyone is talking about.
In the months leading up to the 2019 NFL Draft, it was deemed almost a certainty that the Washington Redskins would select one wide receiver in the first three rounds, and an even greater certainty that the team would draft more than one receiver, in order to increase their chances of success at the position.
By the conclusion of the NFL Draft, these assumptions were proven true. The Redskins drafted Ohio State receiver Terry McLaurin in Round 3, and they drafted North Carolina State receiver Kelvin Harmon in Round 6.
The McLaurin pick attracted a good amount of excitement out of the gate; McLaurin has excellent quickness and mental polish, and he has immediate chemistry with former Ohio State quarterback and newly-acquired Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins. All that said, the new Redskins receiver getting the most hype isn’t McLaurin. It’s the sixth-rounder. Kelvin Harmon.
In my draft grade for the Redskins, I gave the team an A+ for selecting Harmon in Round 6, and in this post, you’ll get a sense of why that’s the case. Harmon dropped to Round 6 for issues surrounding his speed and athleticism, but while he’s lacking in certain respects, he has the skill set to take on a premier role at the next level.