N’Keal Harry, Arizona State
College stats (3 seasons): 213 receptions, 2,905 yards, 22 touchdowns
Like most of the receivers on this list, if N’Keal Harry is available at No. 33, you take him. With the Arizona ties, including Harry graduating from Chandler High School and playing football at neighboring Arizona State and setting a visit with the Arizona Cardinals, it’s also hard to say that Arizona sports fans wouldn’t mind having the former Sun Devil in Cardinal Red come 2019.
At 6-2.5, 228-pounds, Harry, like Harmon and Butler, has the ideal size to fit in at X-receiver. He’s a fan favorite with his alpha dog mentality, and it shows in the film room as well. Harry is a contested catch ace due to body control, concentration, and talented hands. His physicality mixed with versatile route-tree is also a strength. That same physicality shows with his willingness to attack the middle of the field, blocking, and press-beating techniques.
Unlike Harmon and Butler, Harry is one of the best receivers in this class with the ball in his hands. Per Pro Football Focus, at Arizona State, he tallied 1,287 yards after the catch and returned a punt to the house. He makes up for his average speed (4.53 second 40-yard-dash) with physicality and balance that keeps him going.
But Harry isn’t perfect. He’s a functional athlete but lacks explosiveness. That lack of burst shows against better press coverage cornerbacks and his horizontal-breaking routes — ultimately meaning that he will need to work harder to create separation at the next level. However, his ability to win against physical coverage could prop him into the first round.
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