On Thursday night, as the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft was underway, the Indianapolis Colts took their final moments to decide with their pick.
The Patriots entered the draft with a huge need at receiver and helped fill it with the former Sun Devils star whose game has drawn comparisons to a young Dez Bryant. The Patriots have also never selected a receiver in the first round during the Bill Belichick/Tom Brady era, so Harry really is in uncharted waters in his new situation. He had 73 receptions for 1,080 yards and nine receiving touchdowns in his career with the Hawkeyes, who also counted on him being a key blocker.
Harry and Oklahoma's Marquise Brown were the only two wideouts drafted in the first round Thursday. "Sometimes you just have a feeling". I've always been a very coachable player, just picking up on things very quickly.
The last first round pick for the United Kingdom football program was Bud Dupree, who was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 22nd pick in the 2015 draft. Philadelphia Eagles brass had the Washington State left tackle rated as one of the top-10 prospects and the top player at his position in the draft class.
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And while not every year can a team have those kinds of selections, landing a First-Team All-Pro and three starting caliber players, it does speak to the depth of a draft.
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The pick should have brought a big smile to the face of Patriots QB Tom Brady, he gets a big (6'2, 228) physical wide receiver who was extremely productive in college. That came only a year after they selected Josh Rosen to be their long-term solution at quarterback. One player who appeared to become expendable was New York Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams after the selection of Quinnen Williams.
Mufaso Sends - Jeffery Simmons, DT, Miss State: A top- three defensive line talent in this draft that destroyed the best the SEC has to offer and allowed Montez Sweat to emerge by drawing double teams. After a number of surprises, some trades and 32 selections, we can take a quick breath and look back at what happened. "We have some flexibility", Caserio said.