New England Patriots wideout N’Keal Harry has not exactly gotten off to a great start, as he will begin his rookie season on the injured reserve list as a result of an ankle injury he suffered during his first preseason game.
But he is maintaining a positive attitude on the situation and has taken to Twitter to post a motivational quote from Martin Luther King Jr.:
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr. pic.twitter.com/OJ1KRmJAJN
— Keal (@NkealHarry15) September 3, 2019
Harry was expected to be a significant part of the New England Patriots’ offense right off the bat, but now, the Patriots will have to wait until at least Week 9 before they see their first-year wideout on the field.
New England broke the mold when it drafted Harry back in April, as it marked the first time the Pats took a wide receiver in the first round of the draft since the late Terry Glenn back in 1996.
Harry, who played his collegiate football at Arizona State, is coming off of a terrific junior campaign in which he hauled in 73 receptions for 1,088 yards and nine touchdowns.
The 22-year-old arrived at Arizona State back in 2016 and made an immediate impact, catching 58 passes for 659 yards and five scores during his freshman year. He then followed that up by snaring 82 balls for 1,142 yards while reaching the end zone eight times during his sophomore season.
The thought was that Harry would slot in as the Patriots’ No. 3 receiver behind Julian Edelman and Josh Gordon, but now that he is set to miss at least the first half of the 2019 campaign, it remains to be seen where he will fit into the rotation once he returns.