Seeking a breakout year two in the NFL, New England Patriots wide receiver put together an impressive, bounce back first two days of camp this week after missing significant time last week dealing with an injury.
Through two days, Harry has turned heads with multiple difficult catches in traffic and touchdown receptions.
On Monday, as NBC Sports Boston’s Phil Perry reported, “Harry made a really difficult back-shoulder catch in the 1-on-1 period with second-year corner Joejuan Williams all over him” while also hauling in a touchdown from Cam Newton earlier in the session.
Cam Newton just connected with N'Keal Harry on a goal line fade TD over JC Jackson.
— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) August 24, 2020
According to Perry, Harry “caught another touchdown on a slant with JC Jackson close in coverage, and he simply shrugged off Myles Bryant during a 1-on-1 rep where he looked like a varsity captain tossing aside a freshman.”
Then on Tuesday, Harry again was spotted making more impressive back-shoulder catches against Williams in 1-on-1’s and Jason McCourty, the latter of which was on the first rep of 7-on-7’s.
However the most notable Harry moment of the week so far, came after the whistle was blown.
During an 11-on-11 session Monday, Harry got into a scuffle with cornerback Michael Jackson and it continued into Tuesday.
N’Keal Harry shows up twice in the red zone, with Cam Newton delivering both TD passes. The first was a fade in which he outmuscled J.C. Jackson. The second was a slant in which he won off the line. Harry was also physical in run-blocking drill, mixing it up with Michael Jackson.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) August 24, 2020
The intensity and improvements in play come at an important time for the 22-year old Harry after struggling and seeing limited reps over the first few weeks of camp.
With under 20 days until the season opener, Harry appears to be playing with a purpose alongside the momentum that the Patriots envisioned when they drafted him in the first round a year ago.
Harry reflected on his week so far with some positive vibes over Instagram stating “with faith I’ll never fold” alongside a photo of one of his touchdown grabs.
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