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Patriots Select WR N’Keal Harry in Round One

Ian Logue
April 26, 2019 at 12:27 am ET

It was nearly midnight by the time the Patriots made their selection during round one of the 2019 NFL Draft and Bill Belichick, as usual, made it interesting.

With the 32nd overall pick, the Patriots selected a wide receiver, taking Arizona State standout N’Keal Harry to close out the first round Thursday night. Harry is a big target. He’s 6’2″, 228 pounds, which would give Tom Brady a big young target who with his size is a great addition. He’s an inch taller than Malcolm Mitchell, who was the last early round selection they grabbed back in round four back in 2016. Mitchell was 6’1″, 200-pounds and had a solid rookie season before injuries ultimately spoiled his seemingly promising career.

The fact Belichick made the move is telling, with the team clearly trying to inject some youth and talent into the offense after losing Rob Gronkowski to retirement this offseason. Harry’s addition now gives the Patriots some speed, with the rookie having run a 4.53 40-yard dash during the NFL combine.

But one of the things that has stood out in his scouting reports is the fact he’s a strong kid, coming away on the right side of quite a few contested passes during his collegiate career, as well as the ability to break tackles and be elusive once he has the ball in his hands. He’s also got terrific quickness, which as we know from players like Julian Edelman, is certainly an an attribute that is key in this offense.

It was the first time the Patriots had taken a receiver in the first round since 1996 when the team selected Terry Glenn back during then Patriots head coach, Bill Parcells, tenure. Parcells was reportedly against the selection after then general manager Bobby Grier and owner Robert Kraft overruled Parcells on the pick for Glenn and it sparked the end of Parcells’ tenure.

The move worked out well for the Patriots, who went on to finish 11-5 that season and earn their first Super Bowl appearance since 1986 that season, which ultimately ended with a loss to the Green Bay Packers. Parcells then departed to the New York Jets that offseason.

Needless to say, it’s an interesting pick and one that fans can hope will make an early impact this season. The last time a young player made a difference in the offense, the season ended with a Super Bowl championship. While it’s a little early to think that far ahead, it doesn’t change the fact that Harry’s selection will likely add a little more optimism looking at New England’s offense heading into the 2019 season.

Social Media Reacts To The Passing Of Terry Glenn

Robert Alvarez
November 21, 2017 at 5:42 pm ET

On Monday morning it was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter that former New England Patriots wide receiver Terry Glenn passed away at a hospital in Dallas, Texas following an automobile accident. Glenn was 43 years old.

Glenn played his first six NFL seasons with the Patriots, who drafted him seventh overall in the 1996 NFL Draft. During that timespan, Glenn played in 68 games and recorded 329 receptions for 4,669 yards and 22 touchdowns. He currently ranks eighth in team history in receiving yards and ninth in receptions.

In his first year with the Patriots, Glenn made an immediate impact on the team, starting 15 games and setting an NFL record for most receptions by a rookie with 90 catches for 1,132 yards and six touchdowns. His contributions that year helped the Patriots earn an 11-5 regular season record, claim their first division title in a decade, achieve their first playoff victory in Foxboro Stadium and advance to Super Bowl XXXI.

In a press release by the team, Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft shared the following statement;

“We were shocked and deeply saddened by today’s news that Terry Glenn died in an auto accident,” Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft said. “Terry was one of the most gifted receivers we have ever had. For so many Patriots fans, his rookie season will be remembered as one of the most impactful in franchise history. After a disappointing 6-10 finish in 1995, we drafted Terry seventh overall, and in his first year, he helped propel the Patriots to an AFC Championship and Super Bowl appearance. One of my favorite memories came when we hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers in the divisional playoff game. It was my first home playoff game as an owner and just the second home playoff game in our history. It will always be remembered for the fog that filled Foxboro Stadium that day. Yet, on the first play from scrimmage, Drew Bledsoe threw a deep pass that disappeared in the fog and reappeared 53 yards downfield in Terry Glenn’s hands. We scored on the next play and ended up winning 28-3. Our thoughts and prayers are with Terry’s family, his former teammates and friends who mourn his loss.”

As word spread throughout the NFL, former teammates of Glenn along with present players took to their social media accounts to share their final goodbyes and condolences with personal tributes.

https://twitter.com/chatham58/status/932631688391417856

https://twitter.com/edelman11/status/932695493687365632

https://twitter.com/ochocinco/status/932634176943284224

https://www.instagram.com/p/BbvW5d6hpTz/

Also shared were some highlights during Glenn’s Patriots career.

https://twitter.com/joegiza/status/932768446940672003

Julian Edelman Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Robert Alvarez
January 4, 2017 at 10:51 pm ET

On Wednesday, the New England Patriots announced that wide receiver Julian Edelman has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week following the teams 35-14 victory over the Miami Dolphins. The honor marks the first time in Edelman’s career he has earned a weekly award.

Edelman caught eight passes for a career high 151 yards against the Dolphins. It was his second 100-yard receiving game of the season and the 11th of his career (nine regular season, two postseason). In the third quarter Sunday, Edelman scored on a 77-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady, a career long. His previous best was a 69-yard touchdown at San Diego back on December 7th, 2014.

Entering the game versus Miami, Edelman needed just 45 yards to gain 1,000 for the season. He finished 2016 with a career high 1,106 and joins Wes Welker (5), Rob Gronkowski (3), Randy Moss (3), Stanley Morgan (3), and Terry Glenn (2) as the only Patriots with at least two 1,000-yard seasons per the Patriots press release.

Edelman’s selection marks the ninth time a Patriots player has earned an NFL honor in 2016.

Quarterback Tom Brady was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week following his Week 5 return at the Cleveland Browns along with Week 11 at the San Francisco 49ers. He was also named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for October.

Other Patriots to earn honors in 2016 included punter Ryan Allen as AFC Special Teams Player of the Week in Week 3 versus the Houston Texans, LeGarrette Blount was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for September, kicker Stephen Gostkowski was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week following Week 1 versus the Arizona Cardinals and Week 13 versus the Los Angeles Rams . Lastly, linebacker Dont’a Hightower earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 6.