Patriots’ Tom Brady shares impressions of rookie WR N’Keal Harry
The New England Patriots deviated from their degree of normalcy during the first round of the NFL Draft in April, selecting Arizona State wide receiver N’Keal Harry with the 32nd overall pick.
It represented the first time the Patriots took a receiver in the first round since 1996, when they drafted the late Terry Glenn.
With New England in desperate need of some help in the passing game, the decision to go with Harry is not at all surprising, and now, Tom Brady has a potentially lethal weapon in the aerial attack.
As for Brady’s thoughts on Harry thus far? The six-time Super Bowl champion was very diplomatic:
“Like any rookie, I think there’s a lot to learn, there’s a lot of things happening,” Brady said of Harry following Day 3 of Patriots minicamp, per Tyler Sullivan of 247 Sports. “Like all of us, we’re just working every day to try to get better. And he’s going to, I’m going to, Jules [Julian Edelman] is going to – he’s got a lot of good people in his room, lot of veterans that he can depend on. We still have a long way to go and he’s going to learn every day so the more we do the better.”
Brady added that it’s unfair to Harry to place lofty expectations on him, as he is just 21 years old and still needs to become acclimated to his new environment.
Harry is coming off of a junior campaign in which he hauled in 73 receptions for 1,088 yards and nine touchdowns.