Alabama running back Najee Harris is generally expected to compete in one of the first two rounds of the 2021 NFL Draft, although some analysts say it is flawed (like all prospects in the Draft. of the NFL).
ESPN drafter Todd McShay is feeling it, saying, among other things, that Harris’ pass-catching ability has improved in 2020 and that he lacks acceleration ability.
Speaking on “The Adam Schefter Podcast,” ESPN NFL insider Schefter read to Harris one of McShay’s more positive – but also rather negative – scouting reports, which Harris argued with.
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“I think Todd McShay can kiss my ass,” Harris said. “How is he going to say ‘He showed better production?’ I didn’t play my first or second season, rarely, never, I didn’t have the opportunity to show that I could catch.
“It’s not because I can’t, it’s because I wasn’t in the game to show people I could catch. So let’s stop looking at the stats sheet and watch the game.”
Harris is right. In 2019, his seven touchdowns as a running back earned him the all-time high in Crimson Tide history, scoring four more touchdowns in the air in 2020.
Harris is considered one of the top running back prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft, considered No.1 or No.2 behind Clemson’s Travis Etienne.
And, for what it’s worth, Harris can squat 600 pounds. So if McShay takes the offer, he might have a lot of real estate to cover.