N'Keal Harry- WR Arizona ST

6-2 3/8, 228, (O) 4.53,

10'2" Broad! 38.5" Vert! 

33" Arms, 27 Reps!

The Best Power Forward in the 2019 NFL Draft. 

But... 

By TOM

Harry a tremendous talent. He is the best WR in a class that should have four, and maybe five WRs in the First. He has the size, speed, quicks, and hands to be a great one in the NFL. He always extends his hands out as far as he can to catch the ball. Great balance. He knows where he has to get too. They will line him up in the backfield, and he will swing out of the backfield and run for more yards than it looks like he should get. Dynamic with the ball in his hands.

There are a lot of guys in this Draft the Pats could take. The top of the Draft list to help Brady at the end of his career is Harry. He is like a bigger Josh Gordon. He has his hands and knack for getting open in pattern. He is my number one wish for a Christmas present for Brady. He has great hands. His hands are big and strong, and they can snag the ball in a bigger radius than any other WR in this Draft. 

Nice inside move, with a nice sudden burst down the numbers. He will also start slow, and then increase his speed smoothly going down the sideline. He can give a shimmy and shake free inside. He has some quicks running short patterns. He has some nice suddenness for a 6-3 WR.

The more I watch him the mire impressed I was. "Arizona St. WR N’Keal Harry, who impressed during his Pro Day today in front of all 32 teams," Schefter twitted, "is scheduled to meet with the Cardinals, Broncos, Detroit, Buffalo and Saints, per source." He is not getting out of the 1st. When they throw the screen to him, he consistently makes the first guy miss. Great lateral quicks.

Dude is strong, and he bullies DBs. "All this talk about [inability to get] separation is overdone," a coach said. "In the league, nobody gets that much separation anyway. You have to know how to use your body and route leverage and you need strong hands. From what I've seen of him, he does all that stuff well." He can beat up CBs blocking for his teammates. 

He can look like an H-back, as he glides down field with WR speed. Great at posting up the DB deep down field, and going up and snagging the ball over him like he was his younger brother. Nice job jamming that inside foot, and snapping outside wide open. He has elite hands. He is strong in route and easily catches the ball through contact. He has the best hands in the Draft.

Working with an Ex-NFL HC helped him a lot last season. "It's benefited me so much. He prepared me for this moment. He prepared me for to be right here talking to you guys and he's really done a great job for the program," Harry said, "He kept it real with me always. He's the exact same guy that everyone saw on TV. He's just like that 24 hours a day, seven days a week." Harry is a phenomenal freakish talent. 

He still has some brain farts that will make you crazy (like fair catching a punt at the 3-yard line against USC). "There are many things I can get better at. For me, it's really a lot of technique things," Harry said. "Working on my hands, coming off the ball, the top of my routes. Things that I've been working on through this process. And things that I'm excited to show on Saturday (at the Combine)." But he is so much faster than everyone else on the field that when he puts that elite size, speed, and hands on display, with some smarts, he is a top five pick. 

He can make the difficult catch look so easy, with the ball way above his head, and the Corner in his feet. He made one of the best catches I've ever seen look easy. He caught it short, so they never replayed it and went to the punt. This cat can really move. I watched him for five minutes and he is my new Number One WR. He is one of those guys that just moves faster and quicker than everyone else on the field. 

The announcers compared him to Julio Jones, and I dig it. He looks like him physically, but he doesn't have that elite speed. He won't run a 4.3 like Julio, but he looks like a high 4.4 guy to me. He has that knack for getting open deep Then he can break off that pattern and catch it. Good fighter on the edge blocking. He has the size, and he can put the CB on skates.

He often got the WR lined up outside of him wide open, by tearing down the seam. The outside WR was left uncovered. He is tough as nails. When they throw the screen to him, he consistently makes the first guy miss. Great lateral quicks and burst. He is not always a great blocker, as they will have him run deep to fake the safeties downfield. 

Great catching the ball in traffic. He can take the hit from two defenders, and hold onto the ball as he drags it in. He wins all the 50-50 balls. He wins all the high balls. He draws a lot of flags. DBs have to grab his arm to defend him. He is just to big, strong, and fast. 

He will line up in the slot. He can get open suddenly in the Slot. He can make the contested catch from the slot. Just an In in off coverage, and break inside wide open, and give the QB an easy throw. He can turn up field and get the First. He can get the WR outside of him wide open from the Slot, by tearing down the seam and dragging the DBs with him, leaving the outside WR uncovered.  

Michigan State: He was phenomenal against Michigan State. He might have been the best offensive player in college in week Two. They kept going to everyone else. Then coming back to him on 3rd down. His QB just wanted to go to him in the clutch. Great release of off the snap. His inside release gets him wide open behind the CB, which brings safeties over, and opens things up for Teammates inside.

He has a great inside move off the snap. But he can also fake upfield on the outside, and then physical shove the big Corner outside and break inside, like he did for his third catch (37 yards). On his 4th catch he caught and ran for a 1st over the CB. Then for another five yards. He will line up in the slot. He suddenly started lining up in the Slot in the 2nd Quarter. 

His next catch was from the slot. Just an In in off coverage. He broke inside wide open, and the QB made the easy throw. He tried to turn up and get the First, but couldn't. The QB kept going the other way. Until it was 3rd and 20, and he finally turned to his left and saw Number One standing there. He threw it to him as he broke inside. Harry caught it above his head effortless, with the CB tangled in his legs. 

They will also line him up in the QB's right. Which is good, because his QB likes to throw to his right a lot. They put him over there, and the QB threw the back shoulder. He leaped up about three feet over the CBs reach, and twisted outside to catch the ball. Great catch through contact as he twisted acrobatically in the air. He has unbelievable hands and body control in the air. 

They got down to the goal line, and Mich ST double him. The CB Layne knocked a pass down in the endzone. His QB finally hit him deep. And as usual, he soared up over the CB, grabbed it, and held on as the CB slammed him down into the turf. But he also slammed down into the Endzone. The pass was also behind him. He had to twist back in the air and block the CB with his body. Then he landed and dived through the CB into the endzone. He has elite body control on land, sea, and in the air. 

The next pass thrown to him was knocked down, but the CB mugged him. The ref threw the flag to get ASU over midfield. Then he finally broke open over the top of the CB, and the QB over threw him. Late in the 4th the QB threw to him wildly. He couldn't drag the ball in, but he drew the PI again. His QB was wildly inconsistent sometimes. He can be a good blocker on the edge, but he puts his head down too much. He grabs shirt well. 

Stanford: He had a great one handed catch against Stanford, and then almost instantly tried to spin between two defenders. Unbelievable ability to control his body in the air. He is so quick getting low and grabbing the pass low and away. He really is great at adjusting to the ball inaccurately thrown ball.

He is tough he ran a Slant into the ILB. The QB set him up throwing towards the ILB, and the ILB annulated him. He got up and ran a flag on the next play and caught it. They will also line him up on the QB's right. Which is good, because his QB seems to like to throw his right a lot. They put him over there, and the QB threw the back shoulder. He leaped up about three feet over the CBs reach, and twisted outside to catch the ball. Great catch through contact as he twisted acrobatically in the air.

USC: He plays in the slot a lot. He is one of the best at adjusting to the bad throw and bringing it down. His QB threw a terrible pass to his outside shoulder, when he was looking inside. He slowed, and took a beating from the CB. Then he turned back and caught the ball that was terribly low and outside, through all kinds of contact. He caught the ball, but the ball was thrown so far outside that he was a yard out of bounds when he caught it. 

He takes too many chances on punt returns. But his return against USC late in the 3rd was unbelievable. He caught it at the Five. He ran to the other side of the field, and almost went into the endzone. Then he turned up field to where his team set up the picket fence, and he returned it for a 92-yeard Punt return, to give his team the lead back. He is an unbelievable talent. 

But the problem is that he caught the ball at the five on the punt before that one, and didn’t break it. And on the next punt, he friggin’ fair caught the ball at the friggin three. That is almost unforgivable to me. But then, he is a heady player sometimes. He grabbed the RB as the defenders swam over him, and pulled him forward for a 1st. He just has to get a little more consistent mentally. Catching the ball at the 8 on a punt return, and returning it 92-yards is spectacular and HOF worthy.

But fair catching the ball at the three in a four point game in the 4th is almost unforgivable. 
He will play the wildcat QB sometimes. He is one of the most versatile and great football athletes I have ever seen. He seems to be able to do anything he wants on the field sometimes. He keeps astounding me with his flair for the spectacular. I don’t know why they don’t throw to him all the time.

Against USC he made an impossible catch. He was heading down the seam, The QB threw it behind him. He spun around in the air and laid out with one hand for the ball, only he was upside down with his back to the ground. It was an impossible acrobatic Odell Beckham catch. Just when you think you cannot be more impressed, he does the impossible again. Which also gave him 4 catches for 95-yards and a TD with 8:35 to go in the game. 

Washington: They don’t usually let him, but he can be a great punt returner. He will return punts as a rookie (but he better not fair catch inside the five;). He always extends his hands out as far as he can to catch the ball. He has that knack on 3rd down. On 3rd and 3, he pushed for the 1st, and then got knocked back two yard behind the marker by the SS. But he kept his balance, and used his size, strength and fight to power forward again for the 1st. 

It really pisses me off how they refuse to go to him early. The best example was the Washington game. They got the ball 1st and goal from about the 9, and they didn’t go to him once on four down. They even moved him to the Strongside where he was all alone with the Corner on 3rd down, and ran the ball away from him.

Late in the 4th the QB threw to him wildly. He couldn't drag the ball in, but he drew the PI. He can be a good blocker on the edge, but he puts his head down too much. He grabs shirt well, and knows how to use his hands and arms. He had a ball thrown to him late in the 4th, but couldn't drag it in. However, a PI was called which kept the late drive moving. 

The next pass thrown to him was knocked down as well, but the CB mugged him. The ref throw the flag to get ASU over midfield. Then he finally broke open over the top of the CB, and the QB over threw him. 

Combine: A 4.5 is a good number for him. He has smooth easy hands. No one catches bad ball better than he does. One drop in 1st Gantlet. He didn’t have drop in 2nd Gantlet. He will lay out for the terrible pass. Great going up high for the ball. Nice breaks out of routes. He had the best catch of the season and the best punter return of the season against USC, and no one put up his USC game up on UTube (Come-on guys what are you doing, I got Tapes to make;). He could be a Patriot at 32 (my personal first choice).

Previously Released: Harry is a phenomenal freakish talent. He still has some brain farts that will make you crazy (like FAIR CATCHING a punt at the 3-yard line against USC). But he is so much faster than everyone else on the field that when he puts that elite size, speed, and hands on display, with some smarts, he is a top five pick. 

He was phenomenal against Michigan State. He might have been the best offensive player in college in week Two. Great release of off the snap. His inside release gets him wide open behind the CB, which brings safeties over, and opens things up for Teammates inside.

Nice inside move, with a nice sudden burst down the numbers. He will also start slow, and the increase his speed smoothly down the sideline. He can also give a shimmy and break free inside. He has some quicks running short patterns. He has elite suddenness for a 6-4 WR.

He looks the part. The announcers compared him to Julio Jones, and I dig it. He won't run a 4.3 like Julio, but he looks like a 4.4 guy to me. He has that knack for getting open deep, and he broke off that pattern and caught it short for his 2nd catch. Good fighter on the edge blocking. He has the size, and he can put the CB on skates. 

N'Keal Harry Vs. Utah:

He can lineup in the slot and get open short. He is a big physical guy and knows that the more physical it gets the more he wins. He knows how to push off to get open (:01). He forty time was disappointing, but he is fast on the field. He does such a great job running with his head up (:19). He knows how to follow blockers and cut off blocks. He is a smart guy.

This is why I like him going to the Pats. He can line up in the slot and get open. Just because he is 6-2 and change doesn't mean he can't play in the Slot. He curls under the Nickel and is wide open, But the QB threw him a high hard one (:28). Back outside on the QB's right. When he wants to be he is a good blocker (:40). He can use his long arms and size to hold the CB out of the play. 

He has great quick feet and knows how to use them to get open. You cannot get more wide open for your QB in the Redzone than that. He got the CB thinking outside, and broke free inside (:48).  (1:09). He ran right by the outside WR, inside, and then broke over the middle wide open (1:09). Back in the slot again. He gets a great hit in, but didn't grab shirt (1:17). He thinks blocking is just hitting too much. 

Great pattern to break In right on the line, and snag the easy 1st down (1:26). He can make the nice sharp cut inside from the Slot (1:38). Nice Dig to stop instantly and get his hands up for the ball (1:57). He knows how to use his size to shield off the little CB. He has great hands, and catches the ball through contact extremely well (2:04). That was a great pattern (2:18). He burst outside the CB, and got him to turn. Then burst straight up field in pattern to break wide open. Then the little push off, and he went up and got the TD. 

He lined up more in the slot in this game than in most other games. He needs to give more effort and more holding onto the block sometimes (2:40). He took the inside shoulder of the CB with his great release. Then he created explosive separation with the In cut so strong that he pulled the CB to the ground (3:01). He caught the fast ball with this outside hand, and turned up feild with nice speed. Then he fought his way to the Endzone. 

Great leg strength and balance to absorb the huge hit from the puny CB. Then the great eyes to see that most of the D was in front of him and most of his blockers were to his right. He is so slick running in traffic, guys just miss him (3:29). The QB got him the ball late again. He tried the wacky opposite field run again (3:59). When he wants to he can get really physical and block for more than one hit (4:14). Another top notch physical block (4:19). He knows how to use his size in the run and passing game. 

N'Keal Harry Vs Kentucky:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wChO0kq-KVo

Harry's Official Bio:

OVERVIEW: Named to 2018 Biletnikoff Award Watch List (July 19, 2018). Named to 2018 Maxwell Award Watch List (July 15, 2018). Harry carries the honor and expectations of his family and nation (by Craig Morgan, AZSports 98.7 FM/Sept. 21, 2016). Harry remains humble amidst fast career start (by Jeff Metcalfe, Arizona Republic/Sept. 22, 2016)
Top-notch playmaker who can stretch the field vertically. Is extremely coordinated and athletic for his size, allowing him to high point the ball and make highlight reel catches. Utilizes his hands well, which allows him to beat press coverage and has a quick step off the ball and improved route running allows him to get open frequently, Is one of the top five returning wide receivers in the Pac-12 in receptions, receiving yards and receiving yards per game. Has a reception in all 25 games of his career at Arizona State, the eighth-longest active streak of games for any returning player in the NCAA. Harry’s 140 career receptions are already tied for 10th in Sun Devil school history and he is already with 300 yards of cracking ASU’s all-time Top-10 in career receiving yards.

Junior (2018): The standout local wide receiver declared for the NFL Draft after a tremendous three-year career in Tempe. Named to Pac-12 All-Conference team at wide receiver (First-Team) and return specialist (Second Team)
Ended his junior campaign with 1,088 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, marking the second time in his career with 1000+ yards in a season and eclipsing a previous career-high of eight touchdowns. Harry leaves ASU third in program history in both career receptions (213) and career receiving yards (2,889). Hauled in a career-high three receiving touchdowns in a matchup against Pac-12 South Champion and 16th-ranked Utah (11/3). Finished his junior year second in the Pac-12 in receiving yards (1,088), fourth in receptions (73) and fourth in touchdowns (9). Led the team in receptions (73), receiving yards (1,088) and receiving touchdowns (10) to cap off his final year in a Sun Devil uniform.
Tallied 100+ yards in three of the last four games as a Sun Devil. Had a reception in 12 straight games in his junior campaign, marking a reception in all 37 games at Arizona State – which was tied for the 10th-longest active streak among all FBS players.

Sophomore (2017): Named to the All-Pac-12 First Team. Led Pac-12 with 87 receiving yards per game, and was second in the conference in receptions and yards. Caught 82 passes for 1,142 yards on the season with eight touchdowns, leading the team in all categories and led the team in receiving yards in eight of 13 games. Was second in the Pac-12 with 120 targets and 82 catches. The 82 catches were good for a tie for third in ASU single-season history with Jaelen Strong (2014). Only Shaun McDonald (87, 2002) and Derek Hagan (83, 2004) rank ahead of him. The 1,142 yards receiving are seventh in ASU single season history. Had a huge game at Texas Tech, with 13 catches for 148 yards and a touchdown, as well as one rush for 17 yards. Had a season high 170 receiving yards against Oregon on just seven catches
Threw for a 14-yard touchdown against Stanford. Had three games of 140+ yards (TTU, Stanford, NC State)
According to PFF, Harry averaged a 107.0 QB rating when he was targeted, over 16 points higher than the NCAA average. 

Freshman (2016): Earned Freshman All-America honors from Scout, Campus Insiders and Pro Football Focus. Harry's 58 catches led all Freshman receivers in the nation and he tied for fourth with five touchdowns as he flashed his downfield ball skills throughout the year on his way to the No. 2 grade among Freshman receivers by Scout. Set ASU’s Freshman record with 58 receptions, breaking Zach Miller’s previous record of 56. Started in all 12 games and finished the season second on the team in receiving yards (659), only trailing veteran Tim White, and led all receivers with five touchdowns and 58 catches on the year. Became the second Sun Devil true Freshman in history to score in each of their three two starts to open a season with his one-handed snag against UTSA (9/16) en route to a team-leading five catches for 78 yards. Had his first career touchdown reception against Texas Tech (9/10), leading the Devils with six catches for 72 yards. 

Email me if you'd like a question blogged:

PatsFanMock12@yahoo.com

  If you have any questions or comments feel free to email me:

patsfanmock12@yahoo.com

Patriots Draft Blog 2009

Patriots Draft Blog 2008

Patriots Draft Blog 2007