Tasked with the final pick of the first round in the 2019 NFL draft, the reigning Super Bowl champions had a decision to make. Would they draft Missouri’s Drew Lock as their quarterback of the future? Or, would they trade back?
The New England Patriots did neither and instead used their 32nd overall pick to draft N’Keal Harry, Arizona State’s top wide receiver.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) April 26, 2019
Harry is the first wide receiver that the Patriots have drafted in the first round in the Bill Belichick era.
The last wide receiver drafted by Belichick in the first was Derrick Alexander in the 1994 draft. Belichick was the head coach of the Cleveland Browns and drafted Alexander with the 29th overall pick.
In three years at Arizona State, Harry amassed 2,889 receiving yards, including over 1,000 yards in each of his final two seasons. Harry finished with 23 touchdowns to his name and 25 overall from scrimmage.
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