Chandler High School and Arizona State star N'Keal Harry is headed east to play for the defending champs.
Harry was selected with the 32nd and final pick of the first round in the NFL Draft on Thursday. The 20-year-old Harry has caught 213 passes for 2,889 yards and 22 touchdowns during his three seasons with the Sun Devils.
Harry had 73 catches for 1,088 yards and nine TDs in 12 games in his final season at ASU. He helped guide ASU to a 7-5 overall record and 5-4 mark in the Pac-12, including a Territorial Cup victory over Arizona in November. After that game, he announced he would forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft.
This marks the first time that the Patriots selected a wide receiver in the first round of the draft with Bill Belichick as head coach.
Harry is the first Sun Devil to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft since defensive back Damarious Randall was taken with the No. 30 overall pick in the 2015 draft.
The Cardinals, which own the 33rd overall pick in the draft, were reportedly interested in selecting Harry if he was available.
Arizona St WR N’Keal Harry had predicted he would not get past Arizona’s pick at No. 33. And sure enough, New England took him one pick before, at 32, with the final pick in the first round.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 26, 2019