NASHVILLE - The defending champion New England Patriots came into the NFL Draft needing more help for quarterback Tom Brady after tight end Rob Gronkowski retired following last season. The Pats look like they've found it in Arizona State wide receiver N'Keal Harry.
The Patriots drafted Harry with the final pick of the first round, 32nd overall. Harry was the second receiver taken off the board following Oklahoma receiver Marquise Brown, selected by Baltimore at 25.
The 6-foot-4, 213-pound receiver had more than 1,000 receiving yards on the season last year and nine touchdowns. In his sophomore year, the receiver had more than 1,100 yards and eight touchdowns.
Harry is the first Sun Devil drafted in the first round since cornerback Damarious Randall was selected 30th overall by the Green Bay Packers in 2015. He's the first ASU wide receiver selected in the first round since the Los Angeles Rams took Aaron Cox 20th overall in 1988.
Harry joins a receiving corps that includes Julian Edelman and Demaryius Thomas.