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Marvin Harrison Jr. Not Expected To Work Out At Ohio State Pro Day

Former Ohio State Buckeyes receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. will not work out during Wednesday's pro day.

Marvin Harrison Jr.'s time at Ohio State is over. 

According to Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer, Harrison has opted out from working drills during the Buckeyes' Pro Day on Wednesday. NFL teams had been informed that Harrison, a two-time All-American and reigning Biletnikoff Award winner, would not be participating in the events.

The news was expected after Harrison declined to participate at the NFL Scouting Combine earlier this month in Indianapolis. It is unclear if the 6-4 bonafide top-10 pick will be in attendance at all for conversations with teams during Wednesday's event. 

Harrison, who will go down in history as one of Ohio State's top receivers, did not meet with the media after conducting interviews with teams at the combine. 

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A two-year starter for the Buckeyes, Harrison totaled 155 receptions for 2,613 yards and 31 touchdowns in 38 games. He was a two-time Big Ten Receiver of the Year and one-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year. 

Harrison was also one of four finalists for the 2023 Heisman Trophy, coming in fourth place behind LSU's Jayden Daniels, Washington's Michael Penix Jr., and Oregon's Bo Nix. Daniels, who became one of three players to throw for 3,500 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in a single season, is the only other guaranteed first-round talent entering the final stages of the draft. 

Scouts should have a strong sense of what Harrison, the son of Hall of Fame receiver Marvin Harrison, should bring to an offense. Last season, he worked out while catching passes from eventual No. 2 pick C.J. Stroud at the Buckeyes' Pro Day. 

Harrison – who does not have an agent – could be the second-highest drafted receiver since 2007 if selected in the top three, joining only Detriot Lions and Hall of Fame target Calvin Johnson. If selected in the top five, he'd join names like Ja'Marr Chase (No. 5 overall in 2021), and A.J. Green (No. 4 overall in 2011). 

Since 2000, only Johnson and Michigan State's Charles Rogers have been selected in the top two. Hall of Fame receiver Andre Johnson also was selected No. 3 by the Houston Texans in 2003.

Harrison is expected to be the highest-drafted Ohio State wide receiver ever, surpassing Terry Glenn, who was the No. 7 overall pick in 1996.

Buckeyes who are expected to participate in drills include Xavier Johnson, Cade Stover, Matt Jones, Mike Hall, Tommy Eichenberg, Steele Chambers and Josh Proctor. Current Ohio State quarterbacks Will Howard and Devin Brown will also be involved and throw passes to Johnson and Stover.

Pro Day events at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.