By: Hussam Patel
Juice's Top Running Backs Series
Najee Harris - Alabama
1- The Crimson Tide seems to churn out a “generational” franchise RB nearly every year; Najee Harris will be just that. Harris fits the Dolphins perfectly as he's an all-around back, and has chemistry with Tua. He's a hard-nosed elusive runner with a combination of power and slashing abilities.
He can go up-field, in between tackles, or around the edge. He’s also a perimeter receiving threat out of the backfield and in an empty set. He's an instinctual runner who uses his vision to gain yards after contact, ad has exceptional balance and soft hands. His vision is exceptional, as he can see a hole before it’s even open. These factors and that his cutting ability to stop on a dime make his running ability special; all of these factors separate him from others in this draft class
He's also a physical runner that can go up against the toughest LBs and fall forward to gain more yards. In the passing game, he's able to find the soft space against LBs and DBs in coverage, and he uses his quick feet to put defenders in limbo.
He's solid in pass protection and would need experience in handling NFL level LB's and DL. Najee is a sure-fire lock for the 1st or early 2nd round,