FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Patriots made their only choice from the first round of the NFL draft to give Tom Brady a new pair of hands to throw at, N & # 39; Keal Harry from the state of Arizona.
He is the first recipient to be selected by the Patriots in the first round since they voted for Terry Glenn's seventh place overall in 1996. Harry is the first recipient to be inducted under coach Bill Belichick in the first round.
"It means the world to me," said Harry. "To have so much faith in me and so much faith in me, I just want to work so much harder."
Brady sent congratulations to Harry on Twitter.
"Pleased to have you N'Keal Great things in advance, excited to work with you," Brady wrote over a video in which Harry received the summons from the Patriots.
Nick Caserio, Patriots Director of Player Staff, described Harry as a tall, strong receiver with good hands, good at catching the ball.
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"There are other good players out there," Caserio said. "We just thought that this was the best player that made sense to us at the time."
Harry's biggest highlight as Sun Devil, an amazing one-handed catch last season against USC, began the round after selecting the Patriots
 Harry's selection brings immediate energy to a receiving group that has gone into a free agency that needed an injection for adolescents.
The recipient Julian Edelman is Brady's most experienced returning catcher. However, he is 33 years old at the beginning of the regular season.
Chris Hogan signed with the Panthers as a freelance agency, Brady and Phillip Dorsett number two behind Edelman. The signing of Demaryius Thomas gave the patriot another proven veteran. But Harry's addition is a sign that they want to continue renewing the group.
Originally from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Harry watched the design in Scottsdale, Arizona, with about 50 members of his family.
He does not care if he plays outside or in the slot.
Harry described his playing as "very passionate."
"When this ball is in the air, I will sacrifice everything to bring it," he said. "I will do everything I can to help the team win."
The Patriots entered the draft with 12 picks, including seven in the first four rounds. The No. 32 was their only selection in the first round on Thursday.
New England still has some needs, including finding a long-term replacement for Rob Gronkowski after his recent retirement, as well as filling in gaps in the offensive and defensive lines created by free agencies.
Two of the highest rated tight final prospects were hit early in the first lap following TJ's Iowa Tandem Hockenson and Noah Fant were selected by the Lions and Broncos, respectively.
Also with the defenders there was a run in which 13 players were selected in the first 32 picks.
Day 2 of the draft is busy being busy The Patriots hold five picks in rounds 2 and 3.
The offense needs a new left launch device to replace Trent Brown, who signed a lucrative contract with the Raiders at the start of the Free Agency.
There is also the possibility for the Patriots to choose a quarterback, with Brady to turn 42 in August. Brian Hoyer is just Brady's backup and not her quarterback of the future. They chose Danny Etling in the seventh round of the 2018 draft, but he spent the last season in the training team and still needs much further development.
A player still on the board after Thursday night is former Missouri quarterback Drew Lock, who is tall at 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds. A four-year starter with the Tigers has the big arm to match, dropping 28 touchdowns and completing 63% of his passes as a senior.
Caserio expects to see some opportunities on Day 2 with five picks.
"We have a decent start and we'll see how it works," he said. "We have a little flexibility in the selection, so we will evaluate the board, look at the situations and opportunities, and try to make good decisions in the days ahead."