N’Keal Harry became the first receiver ever drafted by Bill Belichick in round 1 of the NFL draft but failed to live up to the hype in his first 2 seasons.
On Tuesday, Harry’s agent, Jamal Tooson, revealed that the receiver has formally requested a trade. Here are the top 3 landing spots for the former first-rounder:
N’Keal Harry was picked before receivers like Deebo Samuel and D.K Metcalf but has not produced at the same level as some of his peers. In the 21 regular season games Harry has played in over his first two seasons in the league, the receiver has tallied just 45 receptions for 414 yards and four touchdowns.
After a major upgrade in offensive weapons this season, N’Keal Harry doesn’t see himself fitting into the Patriots system.
On Tuesday, N’Keal Harry officially requested a trade.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) July 6, 2021
Here are the 3 teams that could land the Former Arizona State alum:
Top 3 Landing Spots for N’Keal Harry
#1. Green Bay Packers
The Packers have an obvious need for receivers on the depth chart. Apart from Davante Adams, the wideouts on the Packers have been inconsistent, to say the least. The team does have Allen Lazard, MVS and 2021 NFL draftee Amari Rodgers, but adding N’Keal Harry and his skill set should add value.
With or without Aaron Rodgers under centre, the Packers need receiver help. N’Keal Harry’s size and strength will provide a red-zone threat on the boundary and benefit from Adams receiving all of the defense’s attention.
#2. Detroit Lions
The Dan Campbell era in Detroit is underway. But nobody expects the team to be great in 2021. They lost Pro Bowler Kenny Golladay in free agency, and are still in need of a No.1, or No.2 wideout on the roster.
Detroit legitimately has six receivers who could end the year on top: Tyrell Williams, Breshad Perriman, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Quintez Cephus, and Geronimo Allison. However, neither one jumps off the paper as a legitimate threat. N’Keal Harry’s 6 foot 4, 225-pound frame should draw some defensive attention, especially in the red zone.
#3. Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons traded Julio Jones to the Tennessee Titans and are thus in need of depth on the WR chart. The WR2 spot behind Calvin Ridley is open, and N’Keal Harry could fit in and find himself getting a lot more targets than he would have gotten had he stayed in New England.
The Depth Chart is currently comprised of Russell Gage, Christian Blake and Olamide Zaccheaus. And 4th overall pick Kyle Pitts will also see his fair share of the ball. But, someone with a high upside like N’Keal Harry will be a welcome addition.