ARIZONA CARDINALS

Marvin Harrison Jr. respects new Cardinals CB Max Melton’s game from college battles

Apr 27, 2024, 5:52 PM

Defensive back Max Melton #16 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights celebrates his interception against th...

Defensive back Max Melton #16 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights celebrates his interception against the Maryland Terrapins during the second quarter of a game at SHI Stadium on November 25, 2023 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Arizona Cardinals draftees Max Melton (No. 43 overall from Boston College) and Marvin Harrison Jr. (No. 4 overall from Ohio State) are all too familiar with each other going back to their college days.

Melton and Harrison played against each other in Big Ten competition in 2022 and 2023. The Buckeyes got the better of the Scarlet Knights in both games, 35-16 and 49-10, respectively, but Melton made his impact felt in both games.

The now-former Rutgers cornerback had two tackles (one solo), a fumble recovery and a pass breakup in the 2022 tilt and contributed four tackles (three solo) in the 2023 matchup.

Melton told reporters on a conference call after being picked that he remembers the matchups well.

“I remember my mindset, I remember the week leading up to it both years I went against them,” Melton recounted. “I don’t know if he remembers me, I hope he does, but it’s gonna be iron sharpens iron in practice, and we’re gonna translate that to the field, so we can win some football games.”

Harrison did, in fact, remember the battles against Melton, posting on X after the pick that he “Always respected (Melton’s) game.”

Arizona Cardinals

...

Arizona Sports Video

Video: What will it take for Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray to change the national narrative?

After national media shows continue to bring up the homework clause the Arizona Cardinals put in Kyler Murray's contract over two years ago, Luke Lapinski and guest host Jarrett Carlen discuss what it will take for K1 to change the national narrative.

5 hours ago

Kyler Murray at OTAs...

Tyler Drake

We’re living in a new era of Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray appears more in lockstep with the organization and teammates than ever before.

20 hours ago

Kyler Murray looks on...

Haboob Blog

Cardinals’ Kyler Murray claps back at Brice Butler for former WR’s criticism

The chatter never stops when it comes to Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray. This time it's coming from ex-NFLer Brice Butler.

22 hours ago

Darius Robinson at Cardinals rookie minicamp...

Arizona Sports

Cardinals sign 1st-round DL Darius Robinson to rookie contract

The Arizona Cardinals announced they signed 2024 first-round pick Darius Robinson to his rookie contract on Tuesday.

1 day ago

...

Arizona Sports Video

Video: How good can the Arizona Cardinals be with a dialed in Kyler Murray?

Burns & Gambo talk about Jonathan Gannon's comments about Kyler Murray.

1 day ago

Clayton Tune at OTAs...

Tyler Drake

Cardinals questions post-NFL Draft: Which QB takes over short-yardage situations?

Clayton Tune was called upon for multiple short-yardage situations last year. Is that still his role or has the Cardinals' thinking changed?

2 days ago

Marvin Harrison Jr. respects new Cardinals CB Max Melton’s game from college battles