N’Keal Harry no lock to make Patriots’ roster

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The Patriots chose wide receiver N'Keal Harry in the first round of the 2019 NFL draft, which ordinarily ought to buy him a few years or a safe roster spot. But Harry is no sure thing to make the Patriots’ roster in 2021.

Harry is in danger of not making the 53-man roster, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.

The Patriots prioritized improving at wide receiver this offseason, bringing in Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne, which indicated that they weren’t thrilled with Harry’s development. That’s no surprise; trough two NFL seasons, Harry has just 45 catches for 414 yards.

Harry has guaranteed base salaries of $1.4 million this year and $1.9 million next year, and the Patriots would obviously prefer not to have to pay that to someone who’s not even on the team anymore. But that may be their best option if Harry doesn’t step up his game in training camp and the preseason.

23 responses to “N’Keal Harry no lock to make Patriots’ roster

  1. He needs a fresh start somewhere else. He has talent, just didn’t work out here. With no special teams value, he looks like a goner.

  2. Laquon Treadwell levels of bust. Maybe even more so considering how high on him everyone was coming out of ASU

  3. Especially when from that same draft in the 3rd round one was Terry McClaurin. Goes to show talent evaluators don’t always get it right.

  4. The only question is who is the bigger bust: N’Keal Harry or Isaiah Wynn? At least Wynn shows some promise in the few games in which actually manages to play…. Harry doesn’t even to that

  5. Deebo Samuel
    A.J. Brown
    Mecole Hardman
    D.K. Metcalf
    Terry McLaurin

    These names were ALL still on the board when BB took Harry. So many of his draft picks aren’t just busts, they are mysteries in what could have been…

  6. showmeonsunday says:
    July 6, 2021 at 11:28 am
    Deebo Samuel
    A.J. Brown
    Mecole Hardman
    D.K. Metcalf
    Terry McLaurin

    These names were ALL still on the board when BB took Harry. So many of his draft picks aren’t just busts, they are mysteries in what could have been…

    18 1 Rate This

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    Mecole Hardman? Jakobi Meyers ranks not far off from AJ Brown in numerous categories and he hasn’t had a qb in 2 years.

    Meyers is a theft.

    Edelman says hello. It doesn’t matter where you are drafted with a rookie cap.

    When BB unearths so many gems in the later rounds, all the whining makes you people look really dumb.

  7. Making a list about who your team whiffed on and passed on after the fact is easy. You can do it with every team. Belichick did have a dry spell, drafting in the bottom 4, but I love the last 2 drafts. We shall see. Belichick is unrivelled with late round pks and UFAs. I would bet the Pats have the most Pro Bowlers in the last 20 yrs in the NFL. Most couldn’t go because they were in the Super Bowl. They will surprise this year.

  8. typical Pats bias…

    Pats draft Harry Press: “what a steal, classic Bilichick, brilliant”

    Pats cut Harry Press: “what a move by the Pats. classic Bilichick. brilliant”

  9. AJ Brown last year: 70 receptions, 1,075 yards and 11 TDs

    Jakobi freakin’ Meyers: 59 reception, 729 yards 0 TDS.

    It is clear defenses are more scared of Meyers which is why they make it so hard for him to get in the end zone.

    #BelichickForever

  10. touchback6 says:
    July 6, 2021 at 11:57 am
    showmeonsunday says:
    July 6, 2021 at 11:28 am
    Deebo Samuel
    A.J. Brown
    Mecole Hardman
    D.K. Metcalf
    Terry McLaurin

    These names were ALL still on the board when BB took Harry. So many of his draft picks aren’t just busts, they are mysteries in what could have been…

    18 1 Rate This

    ——————

    Mecole Hardman? Jakobi Meyers ranks not far off from AJ Brown in numerous categories and he hasn’t had a qb in 2 years.

    Meyers is a theft.

    Edelman says hello. It doesn’t matter where you are drafted with a rookie cap.

    When BB unearths so many gems in the later rounds, all the whining makes you people look really dumb.

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    Nobody is talking about BB’s drafting prowess in the later rounds. We are talking about his abysmal failures and downright inept picks in round 1. N’Keal Harry over DK Metcalf?

  11. touchback6 says:
    July 6, 2021 at 12:16 pm
    AJ Brown last year: 70 receptions, 1,075 yards and 11 TDs

    Jakobi freakin’ Meyers: 59 reception, 729 yards 0 TDS.

    It is clear defenses are more scared of Meyers which is why they make it so hard for him to get in the end zone.

    #BelichickForever

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    Nice reading comprehension.

    I said he had no qb and TDs were not the metric I was speaking of.

    You fantasy football teenie boppers simply don’t know the sport.

    Per PFF:

    “Meyers was sneakily one of the most productive wide receivers in the league despite putting up a goose egg in the touchdowns column due to Josh McDaniels pounding the rock in the red zone. The former UDFA generated 2.24 yards per route run, 10th at the position and second among second-year wide receivers behind only A.J. Brown.”

    ^Jakobi Meyers is a top 10 WRin this league with a qb. End of discussion.

  12. AJ Brown blows Jakobi Meyers out of the water. Meyers was being thrown to by the best QB in the NFL in 2019 and could only muster 359 yards and 0 TD’s, while Brown went for over 1100 yards and 8 TD’s.

    And in two years, Meyers appears to have a severe allergy to the end zone (0 TD’s) while Brown has scored 19 TD’s.

    The only theft that is occurring is the salary that Meyers is making for his below average play.

  13. johnnylarue says:
    July 6, 2021 at 12:37 pm
    AJ Brown blows Jakobi Meyers out of the water. Meyers was being thrown to by the best QB in the NFL in 2019 and could only muster 359 yards and 0 TD’s, while Brown went for over 1100 yards and 8 TD’s.

    And in two years, Meyers appears to have a severe allergy to the end zone (0 TD’s) while Brown has scored 19 TD’s.

    The only theft that is occurring is the salary that Meyers is making for his below average play.

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    I said nothing about TDs. Brown has had a qb and he’s a great red zone target.

    What’s next, Edelman waan’t a top 3 AFC receiver the last 5 years of his career, because he didn’t average 10 TDs a season?

    You Millennials are clueless when it comes to understanding the sport. It’s all based off a video game rating or fantasy football scoring. lmao

  14. nhpats2011 says:
    July 6, 2021 at 12:31 pm
    touchback6 says:
    July 6, 2021 at 11:57 am
    showmeonsunday says:
    July 6, 2021 at 11:28 am
    Deebo Samuel
    A.J. Brown
    Mecole Hardman
    D.K. Metcalf
    Terry McLaurin

    These names were ALL still on the board when BB took Harry. So many of his draft picks aren’t just busts, they are mysteries in what could have been…

    18 1 Rate This

    ——————

    Mecole Hardman? Jakobi Meyers ranks not far off from AJ Brown in numerous categories and he hasn’t had a qb in 2 years.

    Meyers is a theft.

    Edelman says hello. It doesn’t matter where you are drafted with a rookie cap.

    When BB unearths so many gems in the later rounds, all the whining makes you people look really dumb.

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    Nobody is talking about BB’s drafting prowess in the later rounds. We are talking about his abysmal failures and downright inept picks in round 1. N’Keal Harry over DK Metcalf?

    2 2 Rate This

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    You are easily the most disingenuous person here. All NFL teams passed on Metcalf in Rd1 and most of them also passed in Rd2.

    This means you should be bashing all 31 other GMs. Also, you had no idea who Metcalf even was prior to the 2019 season, so you can stop with the “everyone knew he’d be a lock” routine.

    You’re just not a very infelligent person.

  15. touchback6 says:
    July 6, 2021 at 12:58 pm

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    You’re just not a very infelligent person.

    ————

    Infelligence is what we really smart people call being smart. But you wouldn’t understand that just like you don’t understand Belichick’s greatness picking the players.

  16. Overall ineptness of first round picks….lolz. Worst GM with 6 superbowls.
    At WR sure. Seymour? Vince? Mayo? Mankins? McCourty? Hightower? C Jones?
    And all those teams that passed on Gronk…

  17. Wide Receiver is the one position where the Patriots have consistently drafted turribly. No other area compares in terms of how bad they are in assessing talent than at that one spot.

  18. Pretty much take the good with the bad if you are a true Patriots fan. You see the Harry, Easley, Wynn late first round misses, and a few dreadful defensive backs early in the second. But you get the Edelman, Onwenu, Malcolm Butler, JC Jacksons at the back end.
    But this year looked fantastic at the draft. Kraft said there was a shift – and that was evident. Time will tell. Looks like a really good nucleus with the youth. Defense should be really fun to watch this year.

  19. touchback6-

    Not a millennial. And I pointed out that Meyers had Brady throwing to him in 2019 and only had 359 yards while Brown had over 1100 in his rookie year. While you’re disparaging the reading comprehension of others, you ought to check your own. And by the way, touchdowns do matter, especially when one guy has put up 114 points in two years and the other guy has none.

    I didn’t say anything about Edelman.

  20. I can’t believe someone is comparing Meyers to Brown. How ridiculous is this conversation.

  21. He wasn’t a lock to make the roster regardless, He simply needs a fresh start And he has to be able to fit in a particular offensive scheme because it’s very obvious he doesn’t fit the patriots offense.

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