WR N’Keal Harry, New England Patriots
Finding a big target like N’Keal Harry for Tom Brady was the first order of business for New England this draft season. The winning prize came at the end of the first round with the selection of WR N’Keal Harry. Blessed with an excellent combination of speed, strength, and size; Harry should hit the ground running in 2019 helped by the best QB in NFL history.
Over the last two seasons at Arizona State, Harry caught 155 passes for 2,230 yards and 17 TDs. For his size (6’2” and 227 lbs.), Harry has surprising speed (4.53 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL combine) and has beastly strength. He’ll do all the dirty work at WR while catching a high number of jump balls. Harry can make moves in the open field, but he won’t make many huge scoring plays over a long field with his legs.
In the red zone, Harry is a complete monster while being open even if a defender is draping all over him in coverage. He’ll beat speed with power plus defeat physical press corners with his legs.
Where He Fits Right Now
The former Arizona State product needs to improve his route running and work on improving his release but the loss of Rob Gronkowski creates an excellent opportunity in Harry’s rookie season. Draft him with confidence as a WR3 in PPR leagues while expecting 60+ catches for 800+ yards and a run at double-digit TDs.
Harry should go anywhere between the first and third pick in most rookie drafts in Dynasty leagues. While it may take a year for him to produce elite numbers and get used to the Patriots’ system, Harry will eventually excel.