5. N’Keal Harry, Arizona State 6-2, 228 (2)
Career Statistics: 213 catches, 2,889 yards (13.6 ypc), 22 TDs, 23 carries for 144 yards, 3 TD
Why N’Keal Harry Is Here On The List: One of the tougher receivers in the draft, he doesn’t quite have the right body type, and he’s not going to rock anyone with his speed, but he’s as good a pure receiver as there is this draft.
He’s never afraid to blast away as a blocker, he’ll beat up corners for a play, and he’s nasty to bring down once he gets the ball in his hands. He might not have No. 1 receiver tools, but he has the main man mentality and he’ll be a volume catcher who always comes up the big grab when needed and will keep the chains moving.
What The NFL Types Want To See: Does he have any quickness? How lumbering is he? He’ll never get open on a regular basis, and faster, more athletic corners will stick to him like glue, but if he can show a little bit with his feet, that will be enough to make him a sure-thing top 50 pick.
Bottom Line: Did you like Anquan Boldin? Here you go. Tough, built, nasty, slow, and very, very, very productive, that’s what Boldin was in a terrific career, and that’s what Harry will be as the type of receiver you want on your side. A quarterback is going to fall in love with him.