Although his rookie season was quite limited due to injuries, the New England Patriots drafted N’Keal Harry in the first round last year to address the lack of talent at the wide receiver position — which was also an attempt to please Brady.
Harry isn’t necessarily accustomed to sitting on the sidelines. While at Arizona State (2016-2018), he made 213 receptions for 2,889 yards and scored 25 total touchdowns (three rushing) in just three seasons.
But Harry only saw action in seven games during his rookie season and would finish the year with only 12 receptions for 105 yards and two touchdowns.
Due to Brady’s past comments, it’s unknown how he would have connected with Harry had he not started the season on the injured reserve list.
With Harry being 100 percent healthy for this upcoming season, he is expecting to see a heavier workload and become a full-time contributor to the offense.
Harry is the future of the wide receiver position for the Patriots. He has been working out and training hardcore this offseason with NFL trainer Rischad Whitfield and Justin Allen to improve his footwork in-and-out of his cuts and breaks.
It’s also going to be great to see the built-up rapport between Harry and Jarrett Stidham this season and for years to come in New England. There is a lot of excitement and anticipation in regards to Harry’s future with the Patriots.
As for 2020, I believe Harry will eclipse 1,000 receiving yards and show what he can bring to the table in New England.