Alabama operating again Najee Harris is broadly anticipated to go in one of many prime two rounds of the 2021 NFL Draft, although, in accordance with some analysts, he’s imperfect (as are all NFL Draft prospects).
ESPN draft man Todd McShay feels as a lot, saying that, amongst different issues, Harris’ pass-catching capacity improved in 2020 and that he lacks acceleration capacity.
Speaking on “The Adam Schefter Podcast,” ESPN NFL insider Schefter learn to Harris considered one of McShay’s largely constructive — but in addition kinda detrimental — scouting stories, with which Harris took subject.
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“I believe Todd McShay can kiss my ass,” Harris mentioned. “How is he gonna say ‘He confirmed higher manufacturing?’ I didn’t play my freshman or sophomore seasons, not often, ever. I didn’t have a chance to indicate I might catch.
“It’s not ‘trigger I can’t, it’s ‘trigger I wasn’t within the recreation to indicate folks I might catch. So let’s simply cease wanting on the stat sheet and watch the sport.”
Harris has some extent. In 2019 his seven receiving TDs as a operating again earned him the report for tops in Crimson Tide historical past, notching one other 4 touchdowns by way of the air in 2020.
Harris is taken into account to be a prime operating again prospect within the 2021 NFL Draft, thought-about both the No. 1 or No. 2 again beside Clemson’s Travis Etienne.
And, for what it is value, Harris can squat 600 kilos. So if McShay takes him up on the supply, he might need a variety of actual property to cowl.