3. N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State
Another option with the No. 17 pick will be to add a big wide receiver opposite Jarvis Landry. Before we dig too much into that, it needs to be stated that the need for size at the position is a bit exaggerated. The way Baker Mayfield runs this offense, the team doesn’t really rely on that player who goes up and wins jump balls. Instead, they need solid route runners that can thrive on catching the ball and making something happen afterward.
That’s where N’Keal Harry out of Arizona State comes in. He’s the kind of player who can be absolutely deadly with the ball in his hands. Harry made a living with the Sun Devils destroying defensive backs on bubble screens and was much more agile than his 6-foot-2, 228-pound frame would suggest.
This isn’t to say he’s lacking in strength, because Harry is one of the stronger wideouts entering the draft. He proved that when he pushed out 27 reps at the bench rep during the Scouting Combine.
There does need to be some refinement in his game in order to reach his full potential at the next level. At ASU, he didn’t run enough routes cleanly as he did rely on his freakish athleticism. Still, the ceiling is high and he could grow alongside Mayfield for years as his new go-to target if the Browns decide he’s worthy of the No. 17 pick.