Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room No.203: WR Kelvin Harmon (NC State), Tandem Movements

Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler room showcases NC State wide receiver Kelvin Harmon’s execution of skills in tandem — a sign of a refined receiving prospect.

While hanging out in the hotel lobby of Senior Bowl Central waiting for the introductory press conferences to end, Dallas Morning News writer and frequent RSP Film Room guest, John Owning and I were talking about Jiu-Jitsu. John recommended that I follow John Danaher, recognized as one of the best coaches in the field.

The post that John showed me had to do with executing movement fluidly. Danaher recommended thinking of movements in tandem rather than one at a time. As you learn a movement, also practice, or at least imagine, the next movement.

After all, most of us learn to think in sentences when we’re communicating.

Kelvin Harmon’s reception on this fade route is a sentence that says: Cornerback, I’m catching this ball over you, and I”m not giving you a chance to take it away.

When you Harmon’s retraction of the ball and turn of his body are like the two phrases acted out in this sentence and they’re expressed fluidly.  You can see how Danaher’s recommendation applies to football — or any task.

This play, much like the rest of Harmon’s game, speaks in sensible phrases that flow. It’s a sign that Harmon has a refined game at his position and it’s why he’s among the best receivers in this class.

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