Patriots draft pick N'Keal Harry was 'praying' New England would take him at pick 32

Nick Goss
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Patriots draft pick N'Keal Harry was 'praying' New England would take him at pick 32 originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com

It's safe to say former Arizona State wide receiver N'Keal Harry is thrilled to be a member of the New England Patriots, and who can blame him? The rookie wideout will have a chance to catch passes from the greatest quarterback of all-time in Tom Brady.

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Harry was the second and final wide receiver selected in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft on Thursday night. In an interview with the Patriots, Harry admitted he was really hoping to get a call from the defending Super Bowl champions at pick No. 32.

"When that ball is in the air, I'll do anything to go get it," Harry says in the video.

Patriots fans will love hearing that, and Brady probably does, too. Harry is the type of physical wide receiver who can make difficult catches in traffic that New England has not often had over the last decade or so. Josh Gordon has the talent and size to be that kind of pass-catcher, but the veteran wideout currently is suspended indefinitely. 

This stat from Pro Football Focus shows where Harry ranked among wide receivers in the 2019 draft class when it comes to making contested catches.

Harry is the first wide receiver Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has ever drafted in the first round. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound receiver tallied 73 receptions for 1,088 yards and nine touchdowns for the Sun Devils last season.

Click here for Phil Perry's analysis of N'Keal Harry>>>

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