Marvin Harrison Jr. honors father with 'Lion King' medallion at 2024 NFL Draft, where he's picked 4th

Marvin Harrison Jr. honored his father approaching the 2024 NFL Draft.

The Arizona Cardinals selected the son of the Pro Football Hall of Famer from the Indianapolis Colts fourth overall Thursday, the first wide receiver picked. Three quarterbacks – Caleb Williams (Bears), Jayden Daniels (Commanders) and Drake Maye (Patriots) – went before him.

Harrison Jr. arrived at the draft in Detroit with a medallion that on one side had images of the two men, and on the and on the other, images of the father (Mufasa) and son (Simba) from "The Lion King."

In the hours leading up to the draft, the younger Harrison told ESPN he got simple advice from his father for the night: "Be yourself."

Harrison Jr. put up All-American efforts the past two years at Ohio State: 144 catches for 2,474 yards (17.2 yards per) and 28 touchdowns.

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And his goals? "Hopefully I can reach the Hall of Fame, just like him."

The elder Harrison had 1,102 receptions for 14,580 yards and 128 touchdowns over 13 seasons. The Colts picked him in the first round (19th overall) in 1996. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.

This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: Marvin Harrison Jr. honors father, picked 4th overall at NFL Draft