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Could Marvin Harrison Jr. be Arizona’s next Larry Fitzgerald?

The 2024 NFL Draft is just over three months away and the Arizona Cardinals have important decisions to make.

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Who Will Fall To Arizona?

The Cardinals hold two first-round draft picks this year, with one of them being fourth overall. As of right now, the three teams ahead of Arizona are the Chicago Bears, Washington Commanders, and New England Patriots.

It is believed that Washington and New England will both take quarterbacks barring a free-agency move or trade by either team.

The Chicago Bears could very well determine whether or not Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. falls to the Cardinals. If Chicago selects USC’s Caleb Williams first overall, Harrison Jr. will likely be available for Arizona at No. 4 overall.

The Next Larry Fitzgerald?

Harrison Jr. is one of the best wide receiver prospects entering the league in recent history.

The similarity between him and Cardinals legend Larry Fitzgerald is eye-opening. Both dominated during their time in college and are highly sought-after prospects.

During his last two years at Ohio State, Harrison Jr. totaled 144 receptions for 2532 yards and 29 touchdowns. His dominant 2023 season earned him fourth in Heisman voting.

During his two seasons at Pitt, Fitzgerald totaled 161 receptions for 2684 yards and 34 touchdowns. 20 years before Harrison Jr.’s season, Fitzgerald finished as runner-up for the 2003 Heisman.

Harrison Jr. has all the tools of a great receiver and traits very similar to that of Fitzgerald. The 21-year-old has incredible speed and agility that can take the top off of defenses. Like Fitzgerald, he can play both inside and outside due to his combination of size and quickness.

While it is tough to compare a college prospect to one of the greatest receivers ever, Harrison Jr. is an exception. If available, the Cardinals should select the former Buckeye with no hesitation, as he has the potiential to turn the franchise around immediately.


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Saleh Awwad is a writer/reporter covering Phoenix High School Sports, Arizona State Sun Devils, and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @SalehAwwad_

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