N'Keal Harry (lack of) Progress Report

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Dec 6th

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Passer Rating when targeted:

2019: 75.5
2020: 74.8

Reception %:

2019: 52.2%
2020: 60%

Yards per reception:

2019: 8.8
2020: 9.2

Yards per route run:

2019: 0.83
2020: 1.17

Separation - NGS | NFL Next Gen Stats

2019: 2.0 (second to last)
2020: 3.7 (25th)

A week 1 fumble & frustration (rightfully so) that he hasn't displayed his YAC abilities this season aside, Harry has shown progress. Hopefully he can add to it this week with more downfield production.

EDIT: Week 6 update
 
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condon84

Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract
Good game. Fumble aside, he's produced when his number's been called this young season.

If people measure his success by the amount of highlight like plays then they're never gonna be happy unless he morphs into DK Metcalf.
 

PATSYLICIOUS

Pro Bowl Player
Definitely making progress and producing decent #s , on pace for around 900 yards on the season which is good for a wr2. Would be great by season’s end if he is making some special plays, breaking tackles, maybe carrying guys into the end zone on catches like yesterday right before cam got stuffed. If he becomes a legit rz threat we should be pretty unstoppable near the gl.

edelman-harry-byrd-gunner has potential to be a decent wr set, though itd be nice to add a legit downfield threat.
 

Boomer B

2nd Team Getting Their First Start
He had his best game Sunday. I wanna see if he can do it against man to man coverage though. Seattle typically plays cover 3 zone. I think most other teams will play man against our WR.
 

Doctor DDS

Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job
I thought he played extremely hard this week and has shown good hands. He is not going to be a highlight reel WR but seems capable of being someone that can make the tough catches and consistently move the chains. If the Pats can start getting some contributions from the TEs it should open things up more for him.
 

RIpats88

In the Starting Line-Up
if he builds trust with Cam newton his numbers will only go up. the biggest difference between Cam/brady so far is cams willingness to work with the young guys and just show them trust. thats not a knock on brady as they are at different parts of their careers but just an observation.

I mean brady would never have talked about N'keal harry the way Cam newton did after the first game.
 

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I see a productive possession receiver, limited by a lack of fluidity in movement, acceleration, and breakaway speed to extend plays post catch.
 

Brotherblues

Practice Squad Player
Can't judge the numbers a whole lot when he's been getting designed screens almost exclusively. Under 2 yards per route run when targeted.

We gotta wait until he earns some targets a bit further down the field. It's depressing to watch what a mega stud DK has become while we're still hoping Harry can crack 2 yards per target.
 

DaBruinz

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Can't judge the numbers a whole lot when he's been getting designed screens almost exclusively. Under 2 yards per route run when targeted.

We gotta wait until he earns some targets a bit further down the field. It's depressing to watch what a mega stud DK has become while we're still hoping Harry can crack 2 yards per target.

The last drive of the game where he hauled in 3 passes (12,13,17 yards) was an example of what he can do when asked to run longer routes, imho..

P.S.. Yards per target doesn't mean jack. It's a way for boxscore watchers to dilute what the players are doing.
 

Brotherblues

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The last drive of the game where he hauled in 3 passes (12,13,17 yards) was an example of what he can do when asked to run longer routes, imho..

P.S.. Yards per target doesn't mean jack. It's a way for boxscore watchers to dilute what the players are doing.

The catches on that drive were encouraging. I could be wrong but I think the Seahawks were in prevent at that point, which makes me personally take whatever production happens there with a grain of salt.

P.s. I think yards per route per target is usually meaningless... except when it's at such an extreme end of the spectrum. For what it's worth, I don't expect that trend to continue.
 

ArchAngel007

In the Starting Line-Up
He's improving which is great to see, but as many have stated he needs to improve on that YAC area of his game. He falls way too easily
 

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