Alabama working again Najee Harris is broadly 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 potential improved in 2020 and that he lacks acceleration potential.
Talking on “The Adam Schefter Podcast,” ESPN NFL insider Schefter learn to Harris one in all McShay’s largely constructive — but additionally kinda unfavorable — scouting stories, with which Harris took challenge.
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“I feel 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, hardly ever, ever. I didn’t have a chance to point out I may catch.
“It’s not ‘trigger I can’t, it’s ‘trigger I wasn’t within the sport to point out individuals I may catch. So let’s simply cease trying 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 report for tops in Crimson Tide historical past, notching one other 4 touchdowns via the air in 2020.
Harris is taken into account to be a high working again prospect within the 2021 NFL Draft, thought of 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 loads of actual property to cowl.