Patriots rookie WR N’Keal Harry looking forward to working with Tom Brady
Bill Belichick isn’t accustomed to taking wide receivers in the first round of the draft, but he made a change to his philosophy late last month, as the New England Patriots selected Arizona State wide out N’Keal Harry with the 32nd overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Harry is thrilled to be a member of the Patriots and is pumped to work with Tom Brady, even if that comes with a lot of pressure:
“That’s something I’m looking forward to,” Harry said, per Henry McKenna of Patriots Wire. “I’m the type of player that wants to get better, I want to get coached hard, so I’m looking forward to that.”
The 21-year-old certainly has the talent to be a big threat in New England’s passing game, as he is coming off of a terrific junior campaign in which he hauled in 73 receptions for 1,088 yards and nine touchdowns.
He also had a big sophomore year, catching 82 passes for 1,142 yards and eight scores.
With the Patriots losing tight end Rob Gronkowksi to retirement and wide receivers Cordarrelle Patterson and Chris Hogan to free agency, not to mention the fact that fellow wideout Josh Gordon is serving an indefinite suspension, New England could certainly use some help in the aerial attack, and Harry is already looking forward to bringing that to the table:
“Like I said earlier, with this transition, it’s all the work you put in, the time you put in, the effort you put in,” he said. “So that’s what I’ve been doing the past couple of weeks and that’s what I’m going to continue to do.”
The Pats are coming off of their sixth Super Bowl title.