New England Patriots rookie wide receiver N’Keal Harry, who was taken No. 32 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft, has been compared to some great wideouts who suited up in the NFL. Harry’s former college coach at Arizona State, Herm Edwards, said the wide receiver’s game can be compared to former Dallas Cowboys wideout Dez Bryant. Charlie Fisher, Harry’s wide receivers coach with the Sun Devils, said his former ward can also be associated with former Arizona Cardinals and Baltimore Ravens wideout Anquan Boldin.

However, former NFL quarterback David Carr insisted that Harry’s game can be compared with another great wideout who could make it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame soon. In an interview with NFL Network’s “NFL Total Access”, Carr described Harry as the second coming of Cardinals veteran wideout Larry Fitzgerald. Carr, the older brother of Oakland Raiders starting quarterback Derek Carr, was the first overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. He played for 11 NFL seasons with the Texans, Carolina Panthers, New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers.

Harry to make biggest impact in AFC East

When asked to identify which player could make the biggest impact in the AFC East this upcoming season, Carr mentioned Harry, whom he described as an incredible wide receiver. Carr said the mere fact that head coach Bill Belichick used a first-round pick to select a wide receiver for the first time in his 19 years with the Patriots makes Harry a special guy.

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Carr said that as a big and physical guy, Harry could catch an over the top or a back-shoulder pass from quarterback Tom Brady. Also, Carr said that Harry also has the ability to block due to his 6-foot-2, 225-pound frame. “When you watch the tape on this guy when he was at Arizona State, he’s an incredible wide receiver. I looked at it and said ‘That’s Larry Fitzgerald all over again,” Carr said, adding that Harry even performed better than Fitzgerald in the 40-yard dash during the NFL Combine. Fitzgerald, who will enter his 16th season with the Cardinals, has caught 1,303 passes for 16,279 yards and 116 touchdowns in 234 games.

Deatrich Wise in walking boot

Mike Reiss of ESPN reported that Patriots defensive end Deatrich Wise skipped the team’s voluntary offseason workout and was spotted wearing a walking boot. It was yet to be determined what kind of injury Wise sustained, but Reiss said it is not expected to affect his 2019 season. Wise suffered an ankle injury that forced him to miss the AFC divisional round and AFC championship, but returned to action in Super Bowl LIII where he tallied five tackles.

Wise, who had 4.5 sacks last season, is expected to play a bigger role in the Patriots’ defense with the departure of Trey Flowers, who signed a five-year, $90 million deal with the Detroit Lions in the offseason.

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