N’Keal Harry – WR, Arizona State
Maybe the most popular selection by the fans at No. 33, Harry would fill one of the Arizona Cardinals’ biggest needs at wide receiver and would bring fans from neighboring Arizona State.
At 6-foot-2.5 and 228-pounds, Harry has the ideal size to fill in at X-receiver immediately. 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.
Harry is one of the better 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 his legs churning through tackles.
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. If not, the Cardinals shouldn’t hesitate to use the No. 33 selection on a potentially game-changing force that’s already a fan favorite.