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Ex-NFL QB compares Patriots draft pick N'Keal Harry to Larry Fitzgerald

Ex-NFL QB compares Patriots draft pick N'Keal Harry to Larry Fitzgerald

The New England Patriots filled a roster need in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft by selecting Arizona State wide receiver N'Keal Harry, and the pick is drawing rave reviews from experts and former players.

Former No. 1 overall pick David Carr, discussing the 2019 draft on NFL Network over the weekend, even compared Harry to Arizona Cardinals wide receiver and future Pro Football Hall of Famer Larry Fitzgerald.

“When you watch the tape on this guy when he was at Arizona State, he’s an incredible wide receiver," Carr said. "I looked at it and I said ‘That’s Larry Fitzgerald all over again’. Then he goes and runs 4.5 (seconds in the 40-yard dash), so he ran even faster than Larry did when he came out of college. So, it’s all there. You can see why (Bill) Belichick went out there and grabbed him.”

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Fitzgerald is one of the best wide receivers of his generation with 16,289 yards and 110 touchdowns over 15 NFL seasons. So, Harry obviously has a long way to go before he approaches Fitzgerald's level, but some of the same skills are definitely present when you watch film of the two wideouts. 

Both of them have excellent size and possess the ability to make tough catches in traffic. Harry is listed at 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, while Fitzgerald is 6-foot-3 and 218 pounds. 

The Patriots certainly needed an upgrade at wide receiver given what's happened this offseason. Chris Hogan and Cordarrelle Patterson both left in free agency, and tight ends Rob Gronkowski (retirement) and Dwayne Allen (released) also departed. Talented wide receiver Josh Gordon is still with the Patriots but remains suspended indefinitely. 

Harry has a great opportunity to make an immediate impact in the Patriots' passing attack in 2019, and that's why he's among the favorites for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

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Twitter reacts to Patriots' first-half struggles vs. Chiefs

Twitter reacts to Patriots' first-half struggles vs. Chiefs

The New England Patriots offense's struggles continued in the first half vs. the Kansas City Chiefs, and social media reacted appropriately.

Before the half, the Patriots had a chance to at least cut the deficit to ten points if the offense could get into field goal range. Brady and Co. couldn't get anything going, however, and entered the locker room down 20-7 while fans at Gillette Stadium booed loudly.

Here's what the Internet had to say about the Patriots' first-half demise:

BOOS OVER THE TOP?

HOME STREAK IN JEOPARDY

SKIP WITH THE HOT TAKE

POOR PATS FANS

WHERE'S HARRY?

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Julian Edelman passes this Patriots legend on team's all-time yardage list

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Julian Edelman passes this Patriots legend on team's all-time yardage list

Julian Edelman's march up the Patriots' all-time receiving ranks just keeps on going.

When the 2019 season started, Edelman had the seventh-most receiving yards in team history, but after passing Ben Coates and Irving Fryar earlier this season, he passed Troy Brown on Sunday to move into fourth place in the franchise record books. 

It's the second time this season that Edelman has vaulted past Brown's career totals. In New England's Week 9 loss at Baltimore, Edelman moved into second place on the team's all-time receptions list when he passed Brown.

The converted college quarterback only totaled 714 receiving yards over his first four seasons, but has gone over 850 yards in five of his past six seasons, including a couple of campaigns with more than 1,000 receiving yards.

As of halftime of the Chiefs game, Edelman now stands at 6,375 yards, trailing only Stanley Morgan (10,352), Rob Gronkowski (7,861), and Wes Welker (7,459).

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