Bill Belichick isn’t an easy man to impress. He has long been regarded as a “It’s not over until we’ve won” kind of guy. The fact that he signed off on the Patriots organization selecting Harry in the first round shows me that he means business, and that he plans to utilize Harry to his upmost potential.
Harry is a 6’2, 228lb big-bodied guy who has made it his mission to produce at Arizona State. In his last two seasons at ASU, he racked up 155 catches for 2,230 yards and 17 touchdowns. He has a knack for finding the end zone, and his playmaking ability after-the-catch has shown throughout his career. He is a good jump-ball receiver and Brady can have confidence in letting Harry go get the ball.
I don’t see any other reason as to why the Patriots would draft him if they didn’t think he was their guy. Investing a first-round-pick in Harry shows that they believe he is their future and that they expect him to produce. If a dynasty like the Patriots believes you have what it takes, I can too.
With Edelman and Thomas getting older, I see Harry becoming even more of a focal point in the future. It’s only a matter of time before he becomes the No. 1 wideout in New England, and that gives him fantastic dynasty league value.
I see Harry catching the most touchdowns among rookie WR’s, and being towards the top among rookie WR rankings by next season’s end. He’s a good red zone threat and Brady will know how to get him the ball.
According to Fantasy Football Calculator, Harry has a current ADP of 13.12, or the 12th pick in the 13th round. I’m sure that’s number will become lower as the season gets closer. An argument can be made for Harry being the first rookie WR off the board in dynasty leagues, and for good reason.
2019 Stat Projection: 67/840/9