N'Keal Harry's trainer predicts WR will win Rookie of the Year

Ryan Hannable
May 21, 2019 - 5:58 pm

There's a good amount of pressure on Patriots first-round pick N'Keal Harry as he was the first wide receiver selected in the first round in the Bill Belichick era.

But, according to his trainer Travelle Gaines, who has also worked with Saquon Barkley and Antonio Brown, Harry is primed for a big season.

Gaines appeared on Bleacher Report's "Lefkoe Show" to discuss the player he worked with before the draft and made a pretty bold prediction.

"[Tom Brady] has an athlete that's going to compete and he has an athlete that can go up and get [the ball]," Gaines said. "And he's a lot faster than people think. He returned kickoffs and punts this year. He wasn't just a receiver. Again, I definitely think he's going to be a 1,000-yard receiver as a rookie. I definitely think he's probably going to win NFL Rookie of the Year.

"And I'm not saying that because I trained him, I'm saying that because he's in the best position of all offensive rookies in the NFL this year."

Harry has the chance to be one of the top Patriots receivers as the depth chart currently has Julian Edelman, Phillip Dorsett, Harry, Demaryius Thomas, Dontrelle Inman, Maurice Harris, Braxton Berrios, Jakobi Meyers, Ryan Davis and Damoun Patterson.

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