2019 NFL Draft Profile: N’Keal Harry

N’Keal Harry

Born: Dec 17th, 1997 (21 years old)
Height: 6’4
Weight: 215 Lbs
Position: Wide Receiver
University: Arizona State

About N’Keal

     N’Keal’s mother moved to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines shortly after giving birth to him in 1997. He then moved to  Arizona with his grandmother where he wound up becoming a 5 star recruit by his senior year. Out of his 14 offers, including UT, USC, and Oregon, Harry stayed home as he committed to Arizona State. Harry has caught a pass in all 37 games of his career, and has since been named a First Team All-Pac-12 receiver twice. He finished his career with 213 catches, 2,889 receiving yards, and 26 total touchdowns. He has just recently posted work out videos of him jumping a 42 inch vertical, and bench pressing 225 Lbs 24 times; Harry should be an exciting watch come time for the NFL Combine.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Strengths

     Standing in at 6’4 215 Lbs, Harry is a huge, physical receiver that has strong hands that attack the ball. One of those “always open” receivers, and is very physical at the line of scrimmage to get in positioning for his catch. In the 2018 college football season, Harry really showed off his play making ability and could arguably have the best hands in this draft class. Even at 6’4, Arizona State used him a lot in the screen game due to his ability to get yards after the catch.

Weaknesses

     His route running isn’t terrible but currently lacks the agility to shake off a defender. When watching his tape, you don’t see consistent break away speed, and normally has to out muscle the cornerback to get open. Another trait was the fact that he can take plays off when he is blocking, something very common even in the NFL though. An issue that will not make or break you at the next level, but could really help an offense if he can refine it.

NFL Draft Projection/Player Comp

NFL Draft Projection

     The wide receiver position is one of the toughest positions in this class to project. Many people believe this is a draft filled with “complimentary” wide outs, while others like myself, believe that it could have 2 or 3 actual studs at the top of the order. I personally love him at 13th overall to the Miami Dolphins, but with the top 3 receivers being interchangeable, everyone’s big board is probably gonna be different. With that being said, I couldn’t see him dropping further than 19th overall to the Tennessee Titans.

NFL Player Comparison

       When I watch N’Keal Harry I feel like I am watching Keenan Allen.  Their builds are extremely similar, they both win at the point of the catch, and they are even both Pac-12 kids. They are both big receivers that will still manage to burn on you YAC. Keenan Allen was a 1st round talent coming out of Cal, but had plenty of injury concerns causing him to fall into the 3rd round. With seemingly no concerns at all about the former Sun Devil, N’Keal oozes potential for the NFL.

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