Marvin Harrison Jr. Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Buckeyes superstar wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. made the controversial decision not to participate in workouts during the NFL Scouting Combine or Ohio States Pro Day. And he explained that decision a little bit ahead of Thursday night’s draft.

Marvin Harrison Jr. knew that even if he did not work out at the combine or pro day, he would still be the top wide receiver taken in the draft, but that wasn’t why he chose not to participate in those workouts. He said that the decision came down to his desire to make sure he was ready to play football, not simply excel in drills.

“That’s not why I decided to not do anything, because I was confident where I was going,” Harrison Jr. told NFL Media. “You know, whatever happens, whoever drafts me, I think they’ve done their research, and I’ve talked to them. They understand where my health is, and they know my skills and my skill set.

“We decided what’s best for us — to prepare for the NFL season, not prepare for the combine or pro day or anything like that,” Harrison Jr. said. “So, take our time to do our due diligence. Also resting after the season, getting your body right.

“I’m training to play football, so that’s what we’ve got to do at the end of the day. So we trained to play football instead.”

It’s certainly a unique approach. We’ll have to see how it works out for him