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Report: Broncos to have a pre-draft visit with Arizona State wide receiver N’Keal Harry

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An interesting prospect visiting Dove Valley

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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Denver Broncos are scheduled to have a pre-draft visit/workout with former Arizona State wide receiver, N’Keal Harry.

He is a 6’2”, 228lb wide reciever who ran a 4.53 40-yard dash during the NFL Scouting Combine. He also jumped 38.5 inches and put 27 bench reps as well at the Combine.

Harry played a total of three seasons at Arizona State and was a consistent force at wide receiver during his time there. During his three-year career, Harry totaled 213 receptions for 2,889 yards, and 22 touchdowns. He has also rushed the ball 23 times for 144 yards and 3 touchdowns. This past season, Harry totaled 73 receptions for 1,088 yards, and 9 touchdowns.

NFL Network’s draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah has Harry ranked as his 42nd best player in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Harry is a big, physical wideout with strong hands and run-after-the-catch talent. He isn’t sudden in his release, but he powers through press coverage and he’s adept at using his big frame to wall off defenders underneath and down the field. He wins a lot of 50/50 balls and has a special ability to adjust down the field (see: twirling catch vs. USC). After the catch, he has the strength to break tackles and is surprisingly elusive. He has punt-return value despite lacking elite top speed. Overall, Harry isn’t a burner (4.53 40 at the combine), but his size/physicality and ball skills will make him a fantastic option on third down and inside the red zone.

Arizona State held their Pro Day today that Harry participated in and Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway was among the GM’s to attend this Pro Day. It must be noted that the annual NFL League Meetings ended yesterday just down the road and most stuck around one more day to attend this Pro Day.

As for the fit, Harry would give the Broncos another big bodied/strong receiver with high-end ball skills. 2018 second-round pick Courtland Sutton compares nicely to Harry.

Now, Harry isn’t going 10th overall, but he enters the conversation if the Broncos trade back and/or if he’s available when the Broncos pick at 41st overall. Basically the same scenario that played out with Courtland Sutton last season.

The Broncos have bigger needs than wide receiver, but added Harry to a group that included Emmanuel Sanders, Courtland Sutton, DaeSean Hamilton, and Tim Patrick would give the Broncos a deep, youthful, big, and talented wide receiving group to work with on offense.