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Redskins Select Wide Receiver Kelvin Harmon


The Washington Redskins have made adding wide receiver depth a priority during the NFL Draft this weekend -- first selecting Ohio State's Terry McLaurin in the third round (No. 76 overall) and most recently adding N.C. State's Kelvin Harmon at the end of the sixth.

Harmon, taken 206th overall on Saturday, was a two-time All-ACC performer in three seasons at N.C. State. As a freshman in 2016, he compiled 462 yards on just 27 receptions -- good for 7.1 yards per catch -- and hauled in five touchdowns.

He then burst into the conference spotlight the next season with 69 catches, 1,017 yards and four touchdowns, but his best season came in his final collegiate season when he earned first-team All-ACC honors with 81 catches, 1,186 yards and seven scores in 2018.

Take a look at photos of the Redskins 206th 2019 NFL Draft pick, WR Kelvin Harmon.

"I definitely think I have great game speed," Harmon told reporters at the NFL Combine. "I play fast, I don't waste a lot of movement, and I understand leverage on the DBs and how to attack them, so I definitely think my speed is an asset."

Above all, though, Harmon believes his ball skills and mentality are what make him a dangerous receiver.

"Those 50-50 balls are normally 90-10 balls my way," Harmon said, "and if I don't catch it, it's not going to be an interception."

Along with McLaurin, Harmon will join a Redskins receiving corps that lost Jamison Crowder in free agency but returns Josh Doctson and welcomes back Paul Richardson Jr. and Trey Quinn, each of whom suffered season-ending injuries a year ago.

Harmon is the eighth member of the Redskins' 2019 draft class, joining quarterback Dwayne Haskins (No. 15), edge defender Montez Sweat (No. 26) and wide receiver Terry McLaurin (No. 76), among others. See all of the Redskins' picks, here.

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