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The New England Patriots drafted Arizona State wide receiver N’Keal Harry with the 32nd overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on Thursday night. Harry becomes the first Patriots wideout selected in the first round since Terry Glenn went seventh overall in 1996.
Harry played three years for the Sun Devils, catching 213 passes for 2,889 yards and 22 touchdowns in 37 games. In 2018 as a junior, he finished second in the Pac-12 with 1,088 receiving yards, fourth with 73 receptions, and fourth with 9 touchdowns.
You may have heard Harry’s name on 98.5 The Sports Hub. Felger and Mazz hit Harry as their top wide receiver pick on their annual “Big Board”, marking (literally) six out of seven years with at least one correct prediction. Adam Jones also predicted that the Patriots would draft Harry as part of his “Draft List” series.
Harry met with the Patriots as part of their top-30 pre-draft visits earlier this month. He tweeted early on Thursday in hopes of potentially getting drafted in the first 32 picks.
I've been waiting for this day my whole life. I put my heart and soul into this game. No matter what happens, I'll put my trust in God and do everything in my power to glorify his name. #NFLDraft2019 pic.twitter.com/KPdhPdT4Ct— Keal (@NkealHarry15) April 25, 2019
Harry joins a Patriots wide receiver depth chart that also includes the following players entering 2019 camp:
Harry is described at NFL.com as a “back-shoulder boss who thrives with contested catch opportunities outside the numbers but lacks explosive traits.” He projects as an “X” receiver in the Patriots offense, but has experience running slants. He’s known for his ability to high-point the ball down the field and win one-on-one matchups. He can also make tacklers miss after the catch with both his size and elusiveness.
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