What Kelvin Harmon needs to show at Redskins camp
Going into Redskins training camp, there are a few things that Harmon must show as he looks to make an early impression as a rookie. Harmon got better every year he was at NC State, he must continue to show growth.
The biggest thing that Harmon is going to have to show at Redskins camp is that he can separate consistently at this level. That was the reason that he fell to the sixth round. Teams were worried about his ability to create separation, especially when getting pressed at the line of scrimmage. Harmon does a lot of things well, but he’s going to have to show that he can separate consistently at the next level if he is going to play.
Another thing that Harmon is going have to continue to show is his ability to make tough catches. This is one skill Harmon does have that will translate well at the next level. He is an outstanding possession receiver, and I’ve seen him draw comparisons to Anquan Boldin or Alson Jeffery, both excellent comparisons. Boldin had a great NFL career and always seemed to make a contested-catch when his team needed him to. Jeffery has had a good career up to this point as we well.
Being a possession receiver is not a bad thing, and Harmon should have no shame taking on the role as one. A lot of receivers still struggle to make contested catches at this level because it is a tough skill to master. Harmon must prove that he can be a reliable, go-to target in the redzone or on third down because the Redskins did not have that last year.