PFF shares interesting statistic for Patriots rookie N’Keal Harry
The New England Patriots owned the 32nd overall pick in this year’s draft. They decided to use the pick on a wide receiver named N’Keal Harry out of Arizona State.
The Patriots needed to find more weapons for Tom Brady this offseason. They found just that by selecting a receiver as talented as Harry. Pro Football Focus shared an interesting statistic about the former Arizona State wideout.
According to PFF, Harry had 17 contested catches in 2018, which was second in all of college football last season. Giving a weapon like Harry to Brady has to scare the rest of the AFC East.
Patriots WR N'Keal Harry can go up and get it, he had 17 contested catches a season ago with Arizona State pic.twitter.com/wmNhWIiRtx
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) May 15, 2019
New England loves wide receivers who can go up and fight for the ball. Harry adds another dimension to the Patriots offense that could make them even more dangerous in 2019.
At Arizona State, Harry had 213 receptions, 2,889 receiving yards, and 22 touchdowns in his three seasons in college. The talented wideout was one of the top receiver prospects coming into the 2019 NFL Draft.
The Patriots could use a receiver like Harry in the red zone too. New England loves to throw the back-shoulder fade in the red zone. The departure of Rob Gronkowski leaves room for someone to become a go-to weapon in the red zone.
Julian Edelman will likely see more targets and so will James White but Harry could assume the role of their dangerous red-zone weapon. One way to gain Brady’s trust immediately is catching a contested pass over a defender.
It seems like the Patriots got a steal at the end of the first round once again with Harry. The stat that PFF released about Harry reiterates that fact.