The New England Patriots’ first-round draft pick last year, N’Keal Harry’s career got off to a slow start after he hurt his ankle just three snaps into the preseason. New England later placed him on temporary injured reserve after roster cutdown day before reactivating him in early November. Harry saw irregular snaps early on before eventually settling into the third receiver role but still displaying growing pains as he adapted to the NFL game.
In order to make the famous second-year jump after finishing his rookie season with just 14 receptions for 126 yards and two touchdowns as well as five carries for an additional 49 rushing yards, Harry is focusing on improving his footwork this offseason and has consulted the help of self-proclaimed “Footwork King”, Rischad Whitfield. Whitfield posted some video clips from the workout sessions with the Patriots wideout on his social media accounts:
Harry is not the first NFL wide receiver to work with Whitfield on his footwork. In fact, some of the highest-profile pass catchers in the league are among his clients — from the Cleveland Browns’ Odell Beckham Jr. and the Arizona Cardinals’ DeAndre Hopkins, to the New Orleans Saints’ Emmanuel Sanders and CeeDee Lamb, who was drafted in the first round last week by the Dallas Cowboys.