Najee Harris

RB, Alabama

  • Conf SEC - West
  • Jersey #22
  • Class Junior
  • HT 6'2"
  • DOB 03/09/1998
  • WT 227 lbs
ANALYST'S REPORTS

Crabbs

    PROS: BIG FELLA! This is a jumbo sized runner who is fully capable of serving the role of a power back -- but yet his balance and tempered stride length in traffic allows him to bring something more to the table, too. I like his patience to press up into gaps when he's working off tackle, won't overrun his blockers and gives the bodies in front of him a good chance to latch onto a defender. He's pretty creative in the open field, too -- I've seen him get vertical to hurdle a few defenders when they drop their head and he's got a nifty sidestep. His balance is arguably his best trait, really appreciate how he keeps himself squared to the line of scrimmage to absorb a body blow and keep his momentum working for positive yardage. Constantly falling forward despite a high cut frame and upright running style, a testament to his overall power as a runner.

    CONS: Harris has likable qualities but it doesn't look like he brings a whole lot of explosiveness to the field. His zero to sixty has a bit of a lag, he'll struggle to get the corner in the NFL thanks to faster defenders who will close on him quickly. Even in the open field when he's able to open up his strides, he's not a long strider that will eat up turf and ensure he's not caught from behind. He has always been a timeshare back, never tasked with being "the guy". Considering how unknown he is in the passing game (10 receptions combined over his first two seasons), I'm not sure he'll have the chance to change the narrative before the time he enters the Draft process.

    Updated: 09/11/2019