Round 1, Pick No. 32: N'Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State
Hometown: Chandler, Ariz. (Originally from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)
Big frame and strong hands allow him to excel while making contested catches. … Excels on back-shoulder throws. … Hard worker who shows willingness to accept coaching. … Willing blocker. … Strength and tenacity to discard press coverage and find space. … Has the ability to play inside in the slot as well as outside the numbers. … Very competitive and plays with a swagger.
Not exceptionally quick and struggles at times to change direction. … Has trouble separating and is forced to out-fight coverage for catches. … Not enough straight-line speed to consistently threaten corners deep. … Will need some refinement in his route-running.
Native of the island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines before moving to Arizona with his grandmother as a child. … Top 20 overall recruit out of Chandler (Ariz.) High School and was a weapon with the Sun Devils as a true freshman in 2016. … First-team All-Pac-12 as a sophomore and junior. … Close friends with Washington cornerback Byron Murphy after both attended Marcos de Niza High School as sophomores. … Twitter handle is @NkealHarry15.
COMPARABLE NFL PLAYER
Allen Robinson, WR, Chicago: Like Robinson, not a speed burner but uses his body effectively to make tough catches in traffic.
BY THE NUMBERS
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WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
All this talk about [his lack of] separation is overdone. In the league, nobody gets that much separation anyway. You have to know how to use your body and route leverage and you need strong hands. From what I’ve seen of him, he does all that stuff well. Wide receivers coach with AFC team to NFL.com