N'Keal Harry is looking to change one part of his game this offseason, which he's been doing wrong for a long time

Ryan Hannable
May 29, 2020 - 8:50 am

It's been well-documented how hard N'Keal Harry is working this offseason, including with a footwork technique specialist in Houston.

Rischad Whitfield, who is known as "The Footwork King" spoke to NFL Media's Mike Giardi about Harry and revealed he has been slowing himself down by the way he runs almost his entire life.

"N'Keal told me, he goes, 'All my life, I've been told to stay low, stay low, stay low.' But the lower you get, the heavier you get," Whitfield said recently. "That's a science. Anybody can do a squat right now with no barbell on their back, have a little squat and then jump. The lower they get, the heavier they get. They can't move. I'm breaking him out of that mold."

Whitfield is changing Harry's technique.

"He gets really wide, so I'm keeping him working with his base narrow and a little bit higher, just like a boxer," Whitfield said. "This is the prime example I give him: You can't box with no footwork. You got to bob and weave and move out of the way. They're nimble. They're light. I got to get him to that, because he'll get wide. He'll stomp. He'll move his feet, but it's so heavy that it's not going anywhere. He's not moving the defensive back vertical."

Harry didn't have the best rookie season, as he only played in seven games after starting the year on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury suffered over the summer. In the games he did play, the Arizona State product finished with 12 receptions for 105 yards and two touchdowns.

With his hard work this offseason, Harry seems to be doing whatever he can to put himself in the best position possible for 2020 and working with second-year QB Jarrett Stidham.

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