Alabama Football: Najee is right about his draft value

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Najee Harris proved himself during his Alabama football career.

After a historic Alabama football career, Najee Harris is waiting to see where he will go in the 2021 NFL Draft. While he could go in the teens, there is a chance that he will slip out of the first round due to the devaluing of the running back position.

On Good Morning Football, Harris stated his case to be drafted in the first round. He talked about how important it is to thrive in certain situations in today’s NFL. He explained that running backs have to be well-rounded and added how he did it all with the Crimson Tide.

Harris is as well-rounded as you can be as a prospect. He dominated against SEC defenses during his Alabama football career, but he was best when his team needed him. He was a monster in the red zone, and his best games were in the postseason.

Najee Harris is the best pass protector in this year’s running back class. He ensured that both Tua and Mac had a clean pocket during his two years as a starter. He was also a great receiving back. He caught 43 passes in 13 games in his senior year.

While many think that running backs should never go in the first round, Najee Harris is worth the investment. The few exceptions to the rule all have the ability to impact the game in a variety of ways. Harris did this with Alabama football, and he will do similar things with whichever team drafts him.

There are plenty of teams in the first round who could use a running back. The Miami Dolphins could take Harris with the 18th pick. The Jets, Steelers and Bills could all use his talents as well. Regardless of where he goes, he has what it takes to justify going early.

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People can argue over someone’s draft value until the cows come home, but it all comes down to whether or not you want him on the team. He won’t be available far into the second round, so someone will have to prioritize him in the first. Harris stated his case, and he is right.