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The Redskins receiver unit gets bigger after Washington selected NC State’s Kevin Harmon with the 206th pick of the 2019 NFL Draft Saturday night.

The notion of bigger is twofold. Harmon brings a 6-foot-2 frame to the situation for a team lacking size on the outside. The first-team All-ACC selection is also the second wide receiver drafted by the Redskins, who snagged Ohio State’s Terry McLaurin in the third.

Many assumed that draft range for Harmon after he finished with 81 receptions for 1,186 yards and seven touchdowns in 12 starts for the Wolfpack. Instead, he fell into the sixth.

This gives new quarterback Dwayne Haskins, and the other passers on the roster, another new option to work with. It seems as if Harmon is already excited to get to work.

While there were concerns about his speed (4.6) and separation, Harmon’s has impressive hands and does his best work with 50-50 balls. Harmon, who emigrated from Liberia at the age of four with his family, told Redskins reporters Saturday during a conference call that he brings an “alpha mentality” to the field.

We’ll see if this ultimately turns into a great value selection, but there’s definitely a chance to make the roster.

Josh Doctson and Paul Richardson are the only proven receivers on the roster. Trey Quinn, a 2018 seventh-round pick, is the favorite to replace Jamison Crowder in the slot. Jehu Chesson, Cam Sims, Robert Davis, Brian Quick and Darvin Kidsy round out the returning options.

 

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