By: Steve Johnson
N’Keal Harris, WR, Arizona St.
*combine measurements and drills added in Feb.
2016: 12 games. 58 rec, 659 yards, 5 TDs. 3 att, 69 yards, 2 TDs.
2017: 13 games. 82 rec, 1,142 yards, 8 TDs. 13 att, 65 yards
Accolades: 2017 First-team All-Pac 12
History: Five-star recruit out of Chandler, AZ. Harry was considered one of the top WRs in the country in 2015.
Strengths: Big body, strong. Has shown the ability at times to go up and get the ball. Good run after catch ability, is thick and hard to bring down for smaller defenders. Good ball carrier vision. Is truly dangerous with the ball in his hands. Has lined up all over the offense, including as a “Wildcat QB” for ASU. Has the ability to be dominant in run blocking, but needs work. Has PR experience.
Weaknesses: Not the quickest feet. Inconsistent hands. Needs to do a better job with his hands at the LOS and in and out of breaks. Gets bumped off his routes way too easily for a guy his size. As mentioned above, has a high ceiling blocking in the run game, but needs a lot of work with his footwork. Appears to take plays off at times, specifically when he is not the focal point of the offense.
Overview: A big body receiver with good long speed. Harry has shown the ability to highpoint the ball. Although his upside is tremendous, he is far from a finished product. He needs to become more technical in his route running and run blocking. His inconsistent hands and effort are somewhat concerning.
Draft Projection: Top 50 Pick
Phanaddict Draft Grade: TBD
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