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N'Keal Harry

N'Keal Harry

Wide Receiver #1
ADP:Round: 10, Pick: 7
Team: New England Patriots
Ht / Wt:6'2" / 228 lb.
College:Arizona State
Age:22
Born:December 17, 1997
Drafted:2019 / Rd. 1 (32)
Draft Team:NE

N'Keal Harry: Opportunity knocks in 2020

Coach Bill Belichick expects to see marked progress from Harry in the wideout's second season with the team, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Analysis: It's notable that none of the Patriots' 10 selections in last week's draft were wide receivers and it's clear that the team is looking to see more production from Harry -- last year's first-rounder -- as well as veteran Mohamed Sanu, who was slowed by an ankle issue in 2019 after arriving in a trade with the Falcons. Given how much hype there is surrounding this year's rookie pass-catchers, Harry could be flying a little under the fantasy radar after a quiet rookie campaign. If the 6-foot-4, 225-pounder is able to continue to build on the rapport he built with quarterback Jarrett Stidham last year, an uptick in production is a likely outcome for Harry, who is in the mix for plenty of snaps this season, along with Sanu and top option Julian Edelman.

April 28, 2020 2:43 PM EST

N'Keal Harry: Opportunity knocks in Year 2

Harry is a candidate to see an uptick in production this coming season, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. As a rookie last year, the wideout caught 12 passes (on 24 targets) for 105 yards and two TDs in seven regular-season games.

Analysis: An ankle injury the No. 32 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft suffered last August landed him on IR and Harry didn't make his regular-season debut with the Patriots until mid-November. Still, there's a reason the team made the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Arizona State product the second wideout taken last year. When healthy, Harry's size and ability to make contested catches give him red zone upside. Though he won't be catching passes from Tom Brady this coming season, Harry will no doubt look to build on the rapport he built with quarterback Jarrett Stidham before getting hurt. Unless the Patriots add further depth at wide receiver, Harry's path to playing time is fairly clear, given that he's clearly one of the team's top three options at the position, the other two being veteran pass-catchers Julian Edelman and Mohamed Sanu (ankle).

April 10, 2020 10:43 AM EST

N'Keal Harry: Finishes season with 12 catches

Harry logged 12 catches (on 24 targets) for 105 yards and two TDs in seven games during the 2019 regular season.

Analysis: Harry, who the Patriots selected 32nd overall in last April's NFL Draft, had his rookie season stalled when he began the campaign on IR due to an ankle injury. As a result, his impact in the team's passing game was modest, but down the road, the 6-4, 225-pounder has what it takes to develop into a dangerous red-zone weapon for the team, and his role is bound to expand in 2020. Who Harry will be catching passes from then is too be determined, however, with QB Tom Brady eligible for free agency this offseason.

January 10, 2020 12:52 PM EST

N'Keal Harry: Catches three passes Sunday

Harry caught three of his seven targets for 29 yards and carried once for nine yards in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Dolphins.

Analysis: The No. 32 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft -- who began the season on IR with an ankle injury -- thus finishes his rookie campaign with 12 catches (on 24 targets) for 105 yards and two TDs in seven games. Heading into the playoffs, Harry will serve as the Patriots' No. 3 wide receiver behind Julian Edelman and Mohamed Sanu. Down the road, the 22-year-old should continue to grow into a larger role in the New England offense and with his 6-4, 225-pound frame, Harry has the potential to develop into a dangerous red-zone weapon for the team.

December 30, 2019 8:30 AM EST

N'Keal Harry: Hauls in two passes in Week 16

Harry was on the field for 37 of a possible 73 snaps on offense in Saturday's 24-17 win over the Bills.

Analysis: In the process, Harry -- who was out-snapped by Mohamed Sanu (70) and Julian Edelman (52) -- carried twice for 18 yards and caught two of his three targets for 21 yards. Though volume could be an issue for Harry in Week 17 and the playoffs, the rookie is at least getting more consistently involved in the team's attack, and has, at times, displayed flashes of his potential to develop into a useful red-zone weapon for the Patriots.

December 22, 2019 10:46 AM EST

N'Keal Harry: Catches TD pass in Week 15

Harry logged 38 of a possible 65 snaps on offense in Sunday's 34-13 win over the Bengals, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: In the process, the rookie wideout hauled in two of his four targets for 15 yards, including a diving TD reception and carried twice for 22 yards. Though Harry was out-snapped by Mohamed Sanu (56) and a banged-up Julian Edelman (40), his workload saw a major uptick from Week 14, when he was on the field for just two snaps on offense. Looking ahead, it looks like the Patriots are inclined to get Harry more involved in their attack and while that context may not always generate a high volume of touches, the 6-foot-4, 225-pounder has of late displayed flashes of his potential to develop into a solid red-zone weapon for the team.

December 16, 2019 7:19 AM EST

N'Keal Harry: Logs full practice

Harry (hip) practiced fully Wednesday.

Analysis: Harry's status for Sunday's game against the Bengals is not in doubt, but his snap/target share are not dependable enough at this stage of his career for the 2019 first-rounder to be much more than a fantasy dart, at least in the short-term.

December 11, 2019 1:11 PM EST

N'Keal Harry: Logs just two snaps Sunday

Harry was on the field for just two snaps on offense in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Harry's only target in the game result in a 12-yard gain as far as the box score is concerned, but replays show that the rookie wideout probably should have been credited with a TD. Additionally, Harry suffered a hip injury late in Sunday's contest, so he figures to appear on the Patriots' injury report in advance of Week 15's game against the Bengals.

December 9, 2019 9:13 AM EST

N'Keal Harry: Records 22 snaps Sunday

Harry logged 22 of a possible 87 snaps on offense in Sunday's 28-22 loss to the Texans.

Analysis: Harry didn't haul in his only target of the game, which occurred in the first quarter. Per Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com, Harry ran a slant on that target, "but (Houston's) Bradley Roby broke inside of him stopping his route, and was able to easily pick off Tom Brady's pass." After that, the rookie wideout saw limited playing time Sunday night. Though Harry has long-term upside, for now he's a speculative fantasy play and volume figures to be an issue for him now that Mohamed Sanu and Phillip Dorsett are back in action.

December 2, 2019 8:24 AM EST

N'Keal Harry: Catches first career TD

Harry caught one of his four targets for a 10-yard touchdown in Sunday's 13-9 win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: The first-quarter grab was impressive as the rookie made a smooth adjustment on Tom Brady's back shoulder throw, and Harry wound up scoring the only TD for either team on a rainy afternoon. He has just four catches for 28 yards through two games since coming off IR, but Sunday's touchdown -- the first of Harry's career -- could give Brady more confidence in the young wideout down the stretch. Harry's workload in Week 13 will likely still be dependent on the availability of Mohamed Sanu (ankle) and Phillip Dorsett (concussion), however.

November 24, 2019 9:18 PM EST

N'Keal Harry: Opportunity knocks against Dallas

Harry figures to see added opportunities in the New England offense Sunday against the Cowboys, with both Mohamed Sanu (ankle) and Phillip Dorsett (concussion) inactive, Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston reports.

Analysis: The Patriots could also utilize more two-running back or two-tight end formations Sunday, but with both Sanu and Dorsett out, Harry and Jakobi Meyers are the team's only healthy wide receivers behind Julian Edelman (shoulder). While Harry is not a lock to have a big day, the 2019 first-rounder is an option for those scrambling for a wideout fill-in or Week 12 lottery ticket at this stage of the day.

November 24, 2019 12:24 PM EST

N'Keal Harry: Catches three passes in debut

In his NFL regular-season debut, Harry logged 32 of a possible 74 snaps on offense in Sunday's 17-10 win over the Eagles, en route to catching three of his four targets for 18 yards, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The Patriots eased Harry into the mix during the first half, but the rookie wideout's role in the offense increased after Phillip Dorsett left the contest with a head injury. Looking ahead, Harry will continue to work behind Julian Edelman and Mohamed Sanu, but if Dorsett isn't able to play this coming Sunday against the Cowboys, the 2019 first-rounder would be in line to serve as the team's No. 3 wideout in Week 12.

November 18, 2019 10:08 AM EST

N'Keal Harry: Suits up Sunday

Harry is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

Analysis: Harry, who was made inactive in Week 9 against the Ravens despite being available, will thus make his NFL regular-season debut. In time, the No. 32 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft should enter the fantasy conversation, but his initial role is unclear, with the likes of Julian Edelman, Mohamed Sanu and Phillip Dorsett also in the Patriots' wide receiver mix.

November 17, 2019 12:06 PM EST

N'Keal Harry: Likely to play Sunday

Harry appears poised to make his NFL regular-season debut Sunday against the Eagles, Dakota Randall of NESN.com reports.

Analysis: Though he was cleared to play after being activated off IR, Harry was inactive in Week 9 against the Ravens. Down the road, the Patriots no doubt have big plans for No. 32 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, but for now Harry's role is unclear, with more experienced wide receiver options Julian Edelman, Mohamed Sanu and Phillip Dorsett also in the mix.

November 17, 2019 9:04 AM EST

N'Keal Harry: Officially back practicing

Harry was spotted taking part in Tuesday's practice, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: As expected, Harry is back on the practice field on the first day he is eligible to return from injured reserve. The rookie wideout still will not be eligible to play in a game until Week 9's matchup with the Ravens on Nov. 3, but him already being back practicing is definitely a strong sign that Harry will be ready by then. Given the current state of New England's receiving corps, it shouldn't take long for Harry to carve out a significant role in the team's offense for the final stretch of the regular season.

October 15, 2019 9:07 AM EST

N'Keal Harry: Expected back at practice this week

Harry (ankle), who is on IR, is expected to return to practice this week, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Per Zack Cox of NESN.com, if the young wideout does begin practicing in the coming days, he could return to game action as soon as Week 9. For his part, coach Bill Belichick relayed Monday that the team hopes to welcome Harry back to the field this week, but such an outcome hinges his health and conditioning level. "Mentally, he's been able to keep up with everything," Belichick said of Harry. "It's just physically, he needs to be able to show that he can go out there and participate competitively at the practice level we're at." The Patriots' current No. 4 receiver is Jakobi Meyers, so we suspect that it wouldn't take a healthy Harry very long to move into that slot, and if either Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon (knee) or Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) are unavailable when he returns, a more significant role in the offense could be in store for the No. 32 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

October 14, 2019 10:27 AM EST

N'Keal Harry: Could practice during upcoming week

Harry (ankle) is eligible to resume practicing in Week 7, though it's unclear if he'll be ready to do so, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Reiss notes that Harry and offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn (foot/toe) are the Patriots' top candidates on injured reserve to fill the two designated-to-return slots, but New England may not be prepared to "start the clock" on the rookie receiver just yet. Whenever Harry ultimately resumes practicing, it would open up a 21-day evaluation window for his return to game action. If Harry makes it back to practice this week, he wouldn't be eligible to make his regular-season debut until at least the Nov. 3 game against the Ravens.

October 13, 2019 7:30 AM EST

N'Keal Harry: Expected to return from IR later this season

Though Harry (ankle), who the Patriots placed on IR on Monday is expected to return to action later this season, he can't practice for at least six weeks, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Analysis: Assuming Harry ends up as one the the team's short-term IR options, a likely outcome in the absence of any setbacks, he won't be eligible to play in games until at least eight weeks have elapsed since the date of his IR placement. With a mid-season return a best-case scenario for the rookie wideout, the Patriots will move forward with a receiving corps headed by Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon, Phillip Dorsett and Demaryius Thomas, with UDFAs Jakobi Meyers and Gunner Olszewski in reserve.

September 2, 2019 12:06 PM EST

N'Keal Harry: Lands on IR

The Patriots will place Harry (ankle) on IR, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The first-rounder's ankle injury has lingered to the point that the Patriots plan to shut him down for now, though Reiss adds that Harry is expected to return at some point this season. In a corresponding move, the team will re-signDemaryius Thomas.

September 2, 2019 8:44 AM EST

N'Keal Harry: Supposedly making progress

Coach Bill Belichick said Harry (leg) is making progress, Mark Daniels of The Providence Journal reports.

Analysis: Belichick then added that all his injured players are making progress, ensuring that nobody would mistake the update on Harry as particularly useful information. The more important news is the Patriots' decision to cut Demaryius Thomas, whose presence could've made it more difficult for Harry to earn snaps. The team may still bring Thomas back on a cheaper contract, but the 31-year-old also has the opportunity to weigh offers from other franchises. Even if Thomas signs elsewhere, Harry is no lock for a regular spot in three-wide sets, as the Patriots seem to trust Phillip Dorsett alongside Julian Edelman (hand/wrist) and Josh Gordon. Of course, Dorsett doesn't have an especially productive track record, and Gordon has struggled to avoid suspensions. It won't come as any surprise if Harry finds his way into the starting lineup at some point during his rookie season.

September 1, 2019 7:29 AM EST

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