Marvin Harrison Jr. Mar 9, 2023; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. (18) returns a punt during spring football practice at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Adam Cairns-The Columbus Dispatch Football Buckeyes Spring Football

The Ohio State Buckeyes held their pro day on Wednesday in Columbus ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft. Pro days, like the NFL Scouting Combine, offer the opportunity for draft prospects to run drills and provide more measurements for NFL organizations to see up close.

Ohio State’s collection of NFL prospects is one of the biggest in college football. Quarterback C.J. Stroud, offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr., and wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba are all potential top-10 picks, leading a loaded 2023 draft class for the Buckeyes.

Well, one elite NFL prospect for Ohio State was on the field that isn’t even eligible for the draft until 2024.

Marvin Harrison Jr. caught passes from Stroud on Wednesday at the Ohio State pro day.

The sophomore wide receiver — and son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison — would’ve been one of the top prospects in the 2023 draft if he were eligible. He’s viewed as one of the top receiver prospects over the last decade and a potential top-five pick — maybe even the first non-quarterback selection — in the 2024 NFL Draft.

ESPN NFL draft analyst Jordan Reid received a text from an NFL scout who watched Harrison run routes at the Ohio State pro day:

“Like window shopping at a Lamborghini dealership for the model that doesn’t come out until next year.”

That’s an incredible quote, and the scout would surely get strong agreements from the rest of the NFL front office members and coaches that attended the Ohio State pro day.

Harrison, listed at 6’4″, 205 pounds, had 77 receptions for 1,263 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2022 for Ohio State- and that’s after he had three touchdown catches as a freshman in the Rose Bowl.

He’s the real deal, and he’ll be a nightmare for opposing teams to defend in the 2023 college football season. And at this time next year, he’ll be one of the top stories leading up to the 2024 NFL Draft.

[Jordan Reid on Twitter]

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