The New England Patriots will do all the necessary changes to improve their roster ahead of the new season. Players had their OTAs and will soon hit mandatory minicamp. NFL reporters noticed some changes on the field. Some players skipped OTAs which was more than enough to sparkle a controversy. Isaiah Wynn didn’t show up for the voluntary portion of the Patriots spring activities, but he will join the team in minicamp. N’Keal Harry was a no-show, too. There’s growing speculation about Harry’s future with the team. Some even say that the Patriots wide receiver should consider a position switch.
Harry didn’t fit in the Patriots system in the last few seasons. He wasn’t healthy and also failed to bond with his teammates. Head coach Bill Belichick used a high pick to get him, but the wide receiver turned out to be a major disappointment. As if this wasn’t enough, Harry requested a trade through his agent. The NFL world interpreted this as a direct insult for Belichick.
Patriots WR to see a position switch
The WR was making headlines here and there and now we have people saying he should switch positions.
Will Harry step in as a tight end for the team? Mike Reiss was the first to mention this possibility.
“Harry, the 2019 first-round pick, is now a long shot to make the roster at his traditional position barring injuries ahead of him on the depth chart,” Reiss writes. “Harry’s best chance might be to ask about a possible switch to tight end to compete with Asiasi and Keene as TE3 behind Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith.”
Reiss triggered an avalanche of reactions. It seems like people like his proposal.
“He’s one of the better blocking receivers so why not give him a chance? He who shall not be named balled out and was even shorter it could work better than ppl think!” one fan tweeted.
Harry’s numbers are really low and he did worse than most receivers in the NFL. Maybe Belichick will accept this idea and help Harry find his groove in New England. He is a talented player and losing him to another team may not be a smart idea.