Alabama working again Najee Harris is extensively anticipated to go in one of many high 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 capability improved in 2020 and that he lacks acceleration capability.
Speaking on “The Adam Schefter Podcast,” ESPN NFL insider Schefter learn to Harris one in every of McShay’s principally constructive — but additionally kinda destructive — scouting experiences, with which Harris took subject.
“I feel Todd McShay can kiss my ass,” Harris stated. “How is he gonna say ‘He confirmed higher manufacturing?’ I didn’t play my freshman or sophomore seasons, hardly ever, 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 sport 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 working again earned him the file 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 high working 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 price, Harris can squat 600 kilos. So if McShay takes him up on the supply, he might need quite a lot of actual property to cowl.