Najee Harris has shown to be an amazing ball carrier with his ability to break tackles, his elusiveness, and by being an amazing playmaker. The way Harris runs the football is like art. He can hurdle defenders, is more than just a running back, has shown to be a game-changer, and with no doubt, the young future star Running Back will be a fit on any team he lands on.
In his four seasons at Alabama, he only had 3,843 total rushing yards, as he didn’t play as much in his Freshman and Sophomore seasons. He also totaled 46 rushing touchdowns and 11 receiving touchdowns, which tied the SEC record for most combined rushing and receiving touchdowns in a college career.
Harris has proven to be an amazing athlete as he had an outstanding breakout season in 2020 with 26 rushing touchdowns and nearly 1,500 yards. Harris was already Alabama’s career leader in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns. Despite playing in two fewer games, Harris’ 26 rushing touchdowns this season were only two shy of Derrick Henry’s school and SEC record of 28 in 2015.
Harris participated in Alabama’s Pro Day but he chose not to run the 40 Yard Dash because of an ankle injury he picked up late in his final collegiate season. The injury did not keep him from going through running back drills though, so scouts got a good chance to see his work on that front.
Najee Harris has shown his skill running and receiving regardless of a pro day or not. It’s clear that Harris is the best RB in the upcoming NFL Draft. Alabama has produced amazing running backs with players like Derrick Henry, Shaun Alexander, Mark Ingram, and Josh Jacobs dawning the crimson uniform. This school can turn any running back prospect into an All-Pro.
Many teams in this upcoming draft need to address the running back position. Najee Harris is a perfect fit for some teams like the Jets, Steelers, and the Dolphins. Regardless of where he lands, Harris will still thrive and grow into being a Pro Bowl-caliber running back. He has some negatives as he could have a bad burst off the snap and he can slow down at some times, but regardless he is an outstanding athlete who shouldn’t disappoint in the NFL.