Patriots news: N'Keal Harry ready to bounce back in sophomore season
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Patriots’ N’Keal Harry ready to bounce back in sophomore season

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The New England Patriots notably selected former Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver N’Keal Harry in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. However, Harry didn’t really make much of an impact as a rookie, mostly due to the fact that he remained injured for the better part of his first season atop the highest level.

The soon-to-be second-year pass catcher doesn’t seem to be dwelling on the past, though, as Harry recently took to Instagram to let the football world know that he will surely be making his mark in Year No. 2.

“All my life I’ve had this desire to be great [and] along the way I’ve always reminded myself that this a marathon, not a sprint,” Harry wrote.

In what would become his lone season receiving passes from future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady, the 22-year-old Harry appeared in only seven regular season games as a member of the Patriots in 2019. He produced a mere 12 catches for 105 yards and a pair of touchdowns while receiving 24 targets in the process. Catching exactly half of the passes thrown his way, Harry averaged just under nine yards per reception as a rookie last season.

It is also worth noting that the former Arizona State standout rushed the football five times for another 49 yards.

The Patriots are obviously headed in a very different direction with the aforementioned Brady now a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If New England is going to succeed in the absence of Brady moving forward, Harry will definitely need to step it up — in a big way too.