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Patriots rookie N’Keal Harry feels he couldn’t have been put in a better situation in New England

N'Keal Harry, Patriots

The New England Patriots stepped out of their comfort zone in the 2019 NFL Draft, using a first-round pick on a wide receiver for the first time in 23 years by taking Arizona State wide out N’Keal Harry with the 32nd overall selection late last month.

With the Patriots losing tight end Rob Gronkowski to retirement and wide receivers Cordarrelle Patterson and Chris Hogan to free agency, not to mention the fact that fellow wide out Josh Gordon is serving an indefinite suspension, New England was certainly in need of some help in the passing game, and the Pats got it with Harry.

The incoming rookie is thrilled to be a member of the Patriots, saying he couldn’t have imagined being in a better spot going into his NFL career.

“It means the world to me,” Harry said, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. “This is a great organization. I feel like I couldn’t have been put in a better situation. I’m learning from the best of the best and I’m just excited to get to work and soak in as much information as possible.”

Harry is coming off of a terrific junior campaign in which he hauled in 73 receptions for 1,088 yards and nine touchdowns, marking his second straight 1,000-yard season. He caught 82 passes for 1,142 yards and eight scores during his sophomore year.

New England won 11 games and captured its 10th straight AFC East division title this past season before going on to win its sixth Super Bowl championship with a 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.