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New England Patriots links 4/26/19 - A first-round first for Belichick’s Patriots

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LOCAL LINKS

  • Mike Reiss breaks down the Patriots’ first-round pick, addressing their top need by taking WR N’Keal Harry. Harry described his style of play to reporters: “I play with a lot of passion. Whenever that ball is in the air, I’ll sacrifice anything to go get it.”
  • Doug Kyed mentions how the Pats strayed from the norm with their 1st-round pick.
  • Tom E. Curran explains why ‘there’s a reason to be wild about Harry’.
  • Matt Dolloff appreciates the Pats addressed a glaring need at outside receiver: N’Keal Harry brings a distinctive blend of size (6-foot-2, 228 pounds), ball skills, power, and elusiveness to the offense.
  • Evan Lazar’s Film Review: Proven commodity WR N’Keal Harry finished his career at Arizona State with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons.
  • Andrew Callahan explains how Arizona State WR N’Keal Harry solidified himself as the Patriots’ 1st-round pick.
  • Phil Perry calls the Patriots’ 1st-round pick N’Keal Harry a bail-out option for Tom Brady, due to his contested-catch prowess.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots find their big wide receiver in N’Keal Harry.
  • Ryan Hannable tells us three things to know about WR N’Keal Harry: Harry is from Arizona and he said he expected the Cardinals to select him at No. 33 overall if he was still available.
  • Justin Melo (DraftWire) Meet N’Keal Harry, Arizona State’s explosive, physical playmaker.
  • Ryan Hannable thinks N’Keal Harry will make Bill Belichick look good.
  • Zack Cox notes N’Keal Harry is ‘extremely excited’ to join the Patriots and play with Tom Brady.
  • Matthew Geagan discusses the Patriots’ options with 5 picks on Day 2 of the NFL Draft. ‘The elephant in the room, of course, is whether or not the Patriots will draft a QB.’
  • Zack Cox looks at which players the Pats could target on Day 2.
  • Andrew Callahan thumbnails the 10 best prospects available to the Patriots on Day 2.
  • Tom E. Curran gives us the Patriots’ options at tight end with T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant off the board.
  • Nick Goss has the updated draft order for Rounds 2-3 tonight.
  • Doug Kyed’s Patriots Day 2 Mock Draft: How New England can fill more major needs.

NATIONAL NEWS

  • Stephen White (SB Nation) Why the Patriots’ N’Keal Harry is *my* favorite wide receiver of the 2019 NFL Draft. “He just had a knack of being able to make tacklers miss in a phone booth, even when it looked like they had him dead to rights.”
  • Josh Weinfuss (ESPN) -From Feb, 2019- Granny’s boy N’Keal Harry ready to rise at NFL combine.
  • Don Banks (Patriots.com) Snap Judgments: Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we absorb an eventful and defensive-minded first round from a soggy Music City….
  • Andy Benoit (SI) NFL Draft 2019 Grades: Analysis of every team’s Round 1 pick. Pats: A-.
  • Chad Reuter (NFL.com) 2019 NFL Draft: Day 1 quick-snap grades for all 32 teams. Pats: A.
  • Caleb Friedman (SI) Biggest steals, reaches from first round of 2019 NFL Draft.
  • Vinnie Iyer (Sporting News) NFL Draft grades: Redskins, Packers among winners & losers from Round 1. Winner: N’Keal Harry, for getting paired with the Patriots.
  • Brandon Schlager (Sporting News) NFL Draft 2019: Best players available for second, third rounds on Day 2
  • Jenny Vrentas (SI) Kyler Murray: First overall, after all. (Now, about Josh Rosen ... )
  • Robert Klemko (SI) Sources: Cardinals’ first-round price, late trade talks doomed potential Josh Rosen deals.
  • Conor Orr (SI) Day 2 NFL Mock Draft: Where will Drew Lock, DK Metcalf and Will Grier land?

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