N’Keal Harry’s entire tool box was on display during Arizona State’s 38-20 win over No. 15 Utah last year.
Red zone: Caught a three-yard touchdown on a quick slant.
Athleticism: Corralled a 23-yard touchdown on a back shoulder pass in which he out-jumped his defender.
Big play/speed: Turned a skinny post into a 61-yard touchdown by out-running his pursuit.
Harry had nine catches for 161 yards in the game, part of a 73-catch, 1,088-yard, nine-touchdown season that has him in the second-round speech of next week’s NFL Draft. And Harry knows he has work to do to get better.
“There are obviously property I can work on that would make me a better player, but I feel like my toughness, the way I run with the ball, the way I catch the ball — those are property I can take with me to the next level,” Harry aforementioned.
Last month in Tempe, Ariz., Broncos general manager John Elway attended Harry’s Pro Day exercise. Uncertainty about veteran Emmanuel Sanders’ present (rehabilitating from an Achilles injury) and future (final year of his contract) could prompt Elway and Co. to add Harry to a young group that includes Courtland Sutton, DaeSean Hamilton and Tim Patrick.
In three years for the Sun Devils, Harry played in 37 games and destroyed 213 catches for 2,889 yards and 22 touchdowns. He was a cheat on first-team All-Pac 12 selection (2017-18).
At 6-foot-2, 228 pounds, Harry ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds at the explorative survey Combine.
“He has a special quality and one you need in thing in life that you do: He competes,” Arizona State coach sculpture Edwards aforementioned last year. “I saw that when I coached him in the Under Armour (High School All-America) game. … He’s a special player. He’s going to have a career at this. I mean, there’s no doubt.”
Harry, 21, was born in Canada, affected to the Caribbean and then to the Phoenix area. He picked up football and was a four-star high school recruit.
“I first started playing football when I was nine years old,” he aforementioned. “I always pictured myself in this (situation). … I’m extremely ablaze about the game.”
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Harry stayed home to play at Arizona State, finishing with nine 100-yard games. Last year, the Sun Devils played Harry outside but besides in the slot.
“The slot is a position I got very comfortable playing — there are a lot of different routes you can run so I really do enjoy that,” he aforementioned. “On the outside, you need more technique.”
At the Combine, Harry aforementioned he “truly” felt he was the draft’s best receiver.
“I feel like I can do a bit of everything,” he aforementioned. “I can stretch the field. I can catch a screen and take it to the house. I feel like I can play anyplace . Wherever a team inevitably me to play, I can play at a high level.”