Arizona State coach Herm Edwards on GHS: Tom Brady, Patriots can trust N'Keal Harry

Ryan Hannable
November 12, 2019 - 11:53 am
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It's Week 11 and Patriots rookie wide receiver N'Keal Harry has yet to play in a NFL game.

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The first-rounder started the season on injured reserve, was activated prior to the Baltimore game, but was not active for the game. Some wonder how much of an impact he will make this year, but according to Harry's college coach Herm Edwards, Tom Brady and the Patriots can trust him.

“He’s got great football instincts,” Edwards said Tuesday on The Greg Hill Show. “And then the thing I think Tom (Brady) and the guys know about him is, if you get him in the 1-on-1 situations, you can throw the ball to him and trust that he’ll come down with it. (He’s) very competitive for the football. The game’s not too big for him. The lights won’t be too big for N’Keal when he’s on the field. That won’t be a problem.”

At Arizona State, Harry finished with 213 receptions for 2,889 yards and 22 touchdowns.

“Big guy, can catch the ball in a crowd," Edwards said. "Very strong hands. Yeah, he can help them in the red-zone, there’s no doubt about that. He was actually at our last game. He’s excited about coming back and trying to get going in the offense.”

Harry is part of a Patriots wide receivers depth chart that includes Julian Edelman, Mohamed Sanu, Phillip Dorsett, Jakobi Meyers and Gunner Olszewski.

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