ASU) Former Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver Vincentian N’Keal Harry is now the first Vincentian to be selected by the New England Patriots in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Harry, who went to Chandler High School, spent the last three years at ASU before declaring for the 2019 NFL Draft.
In his three seasons as a Sun Devil, the 21-year-old posted 213 receptions and 2,889 receiving yards (both third in ASU history) to go along with 22 touchdowns in 37 games.
Most of those numbers came in his sophomore and junior seasons which warranted his two First-team All-Pac-12 selections.
On Wednesday, the 2018 AP Preseason All-American told Burns & Gambo on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station that “there’s no way I fall past (pick number) 33,” where the Arizona Cardinals sat at the top of the second round.
Harry’s 2017 sophomore season was his best statistically, as he had 82 reception for 1,142 yards and 8 touchdowns.
He followed up his sophomore year with 73 receptions for 1,088 yards and nine touchdowns, leaving him with a per game average of 6.2 receptions for 89.2 yards and .68 touchdowns in his final two seasons in a Sun Devil uniform.
Harry was one of the more coveted wide receivers coming into this year’s draft.
Former GM Michael Lombardi said on his podcast of potential first-round pick in Ole Miss receiver D.J. Metcalf: “If you take (Metcalf) before N’Keal Harry, you are an idiot.”
Both ESPN’s Mel Kiper and Todd McShay had Harry going in the second round and ranked as the second-best wide receiver behind former Oklahoma Sooner Marquise Brown.
The 6-foot-2, 228-pound receiver has the hands and ability to catch the ball in traffic but also has run-after-the-catch ability.
Colin Cowherd described Harry’s diving, one-handed grab this past season against USC as “the best catch at ANY level of football I’ve ever seen. Seriously.”
“N’Keal is a big man who can do a lot of different things for you,”Both ESPN’s Mel Kiper and Todd McShay had Harry going in the second round and ranked as the second-best wide receiver behind former Oklahoma Sooner Marquise Brown.