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Marvin Harrison Sr. 'Looking Forward' To Kyle McCord Next Season

Ohio State quarterback Kyle McCord has just 58 pass attempts at the college level, but he looks to be the man to lead the Buckeyes back to the College Football Playoff next season.

Former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud put on a clinic in front of NFL scouts, executives and coaches at Pro Day Wednesday, making his case to be the first overall selection in the 2023 NFL Draft.

With Stroud's departure, though, the million-dollar question in Columbus: who will be under center next season?

Right now, it appears to be a two-horse race between Kyle McCord and Devin Brown.

Hall of Fame wide receiver Marvin Harrison Sr. said McCord — Marvin Harrison Jr.'s high school teammate at St. Joseph's Prep in Philadelphia — is "a very competitive guy."

"I've been around him for about four or five years now. I'm looking forward to him," Marvin Harrison Sr. said. "He's been very patient. I'm sure he's learned a lot over the last two, three years here, so his day is going to come sooner than later, and we're all going to be impressed with him."

McCord is the only of the two hopeful signal callers to have thrown a collegiate pass.

He started in Stroud's absence against Akron his freshman season, completing 13 of 18 pass attempts for 319 yards and two touchdowns against the Zips.

Last season, McCord appeared in seven games, going 16-of-20 for 190 yards and one touchdown.

Head coach Ryan Day said Tuesday that he wants Stroud's successor "to take care of the football," something McCord did in his limited action last season not throwing an interception.

McCord assessed what's important to be a successful quarterback at Ohio State on March 7.

“It's not necessarily how fast your 40 time is," McCord said. "A lot of it is, how quickly can you take a hard reset and get back on platform? Or can you evade the rush and get outside the pocket and extend the play? Working in ways like that has been a pivotal point of my training.”

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