Alabama Football: NFL Draft fits for Christian Harris


Where will Christian Harris thrive in the NFL?

Christian Harris appears to be a lock in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft after a solid career with Alabama football. The inside linebacker will find out in a few short days where he will call home, and all we can do is wait.

Where you are drafted determines your money, but which team drafts you goes a long way in determining your success. Teams run different schemes, and Harris will need to be in a position to succeed. He could either thrive on his way to a Super Bowl or fail to develop with a toxic NFL team.

With that in mind, these are three good fits for Alabama football’s Christian Harris. Since he is a second-round prospect, I’m going to avoid draft capital. Teams could trade up for him without sacrificing too much.

Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles need an inside linebacker, but they never prioritize the position. With so much draft capital, they may finally invest in the role with Christian Harris.

In Philly, Harris could be a focal point. He’d likely start as a rookie, and he can drop back in coverage or stop the run. Without athletic tight ends in the NFC East, he would likely be fine in man.

Miami Dolphins

Now, Harris won’t be available by the time the Miami Dolphins finally pick someone. They would have to trade up for the linebacker, but the fit makes sense. Harris would be a cornerstone for the Dolphins as they try to become an AFC contender. They desperately need depth at the inside linebacker position, and this would pair him with plenty of former Alabama football teammates.

New England Patriots

There are a few things that keep this from being a great fit. Harris is undersized for a linebacker. He also lacks the awareness most linebackers coming from Alabama football have. However, the Patriots will know more about this Tide class than any team. If they select him, it will be a good fit. He would pair with Mack Wilson, another Alabama alum.

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These teams would be lucky to have Harris, and he would thrive on their rosters.