Alabama Football: Ideal NFL Draft scenarios for Tide players

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Ideal NFL Draft landing spots for Alabama football players

Najee Harris: Miami Dolphins, 18th overall

This is likely Harris’s ceiling as a draft prospect. Teams like to avoid drafting running backs in the first round, so going in the teens is a rare accomplishment. Alabama football studs like Josh Jacobs and Derrick Henry haven’t managed to do this, so it would be huge for Najee Harris to go this early.

In terms of need, this fits like a glove. Much like how Miami needs a receiver, they also need a weapon in the backfield. They missed out on all the top running backs in free agency, so there is still a gaping hole at the position.

Pairing Najee with his former roommate Tua would be a great fit. They have chemistry from their Alabama football days, and that would immediately translate.

Harris met with the Dolphins during the Senior Bowl, so they know what he is about. They likely see the value he would bring to their offense as he protects Tua and finds creases to run through.

If Harris doesn’t go to Miami, he seems a lock to be drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers. That would be a great fit, but this would make him more money. While Miami isn’t anything like Najee’s home state of California, it would still be a great landing spot in terms of draft value, team need and city.