Some NFL team will make a mistake on Marvin Harrison Jr.

He's been called the best receiver prospect in the last ten years, but some NFL team will outthink themselves and pass on Marvin Harrison, Jr.

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I can see it coming. When I listen to and read the opinions of NFL Draft experts on Marvin Harrison Jr., I can see what’s going to happen. Some NFL team is going to make a mistake on him. It is just a question of which.

When I say an NFL team is going to make a mistake on Harrison, I don’t mean it will be a mistake to draft him. What I mean is some team is going to overthink their situation and decide to pass on him. Some draft experts call Harrison the best receiver prospect they‘ve seen in the last ten years.

But others are beginning to back off claims like that and are trying to show how much smarter they are than the others by saying he’s not as good as LSU’s Malik Nabers or Rome Odunze of Washington. They claim Nabers and Odunze have proven they are fast and explosive, but Harrison has not.

Fast, explosive receivers are a dime a dozen. Receivers who have size, speed, and great hands, are supreme route runners, and have football IQ beyond their years are not. Marvin Harrison, Jr. is not only the best receiver in the draft, he's the best PLAYER.

Much has been made of Harrison’s decision to not work out at Ohio State’s Pro Day. His detractors were quick to jump on this and claim it would hurt his standing among teams looking at him. Why? Because those teams weren’t able to put him through what amounts to gym class?

Timing and measuring what he does in shorts and a t-shirt isn’t going to tell them a thing. If you want to know about Harrison, or any player, study the tape. The eyes in the sky don’t lie. Those game tapes have everything anyone needs to know about Harrison as a receiver. Well, ultimately it was confirmed by multiple NFL insiders that the Cardinals, who many feel are considering him with the fourth overall pick, were fine with him not working out.

Mark my words, some team is going to make a mistake and pass up the chance to add a generational talent to their receiving corps. The Cardinals may turn out to be that team. GM Monti Ossenfort has made it known he’s willing to listen to any and all offers for that fourth pick.

On the one hand, I understand. They can trade back and get a boatload of picks. On the other hand, this is a franchise that once had soon-to-be Hall of Famer Larry Fitzgerald and has seen what an elite receiver can bring to an offense.

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Some draft experts are saying Harrison is only the third-best receiver. Yet, a quarterback who benefitted from stacked-deck play calling, knowing what defense he was throwing against for two and a half years, and has never thrown the ball anywhere near as much as he will in the NFL keeps rising up their boards. Yeah, that makes sense to me also.