Julian Edelman on GHS shares advice for N'Keal Harry, young wide receivers

Ryan Hannable
November 22, 2019 - 10:44 am

Rookie wide receiver N'Keal Harry made his NFL debut last Sunday against the Eagles and finished with three catches on four targets. It wasn't an amazing first game by any means, but it was certainly one to build on.

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Appearing on The Greg Hill Show Friday morning, Julian Edelman was asked what his advice is for Harry and other younger wide receivers with the Patriots.

“The advice I give to young players is to know your material inside and out," he said. "If you know your material going into a game, the installation of the offense, what their defense is doing and the tendencies that they do — when you have all that stuff and you’re not thinking about that, that’s when you can start using your athletic ability. That is when you can start becoming creative in running a route or setting up something in your game.

“It’s tough to manage those things and as a younger player you don’t realize that a lot of plays are tied to each other. Those are the types of things that you have to learn and you have to learn fast when you’re a younger player. That is kind of what I try and help out with, ‘Hey, we have to know all these things. We have to do these things. We have to walk through them.’ The better you know the material as an athlete, that is when you can go out and play. You’re not thinking about how many steps is this? What if this happens on that? When you instinctively and subconsciously know this stuff, that is usually when you play your best football.”

Harry may be forced into an even bigger role this week with Mohamed Sanu (ankle) seemingly unlikely to play and Phillip Dorsett's status still up in the air with a concussion.

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