By: Hussam Patel
It seems like every year the Crimson Tide “rolls” out a generational franchise RB; Najee Harris will be just that. Harris fits the Dolphins perfectly, as he's an all-around back who has chemistry with Tua. He's a hard-nosed, elusive runner with a combination of power and slashing abilities.
Najee can go up-field, in between the tackles or around the edge. He’s also a perimeter receiving threat out of the backfield and empty set. He's an instinctual runner who uses his vision to gain yards after contact, and he has exceptional balance and soft hands. This separates him from others in this draft class, as he anticipates holes before they even open. That and his cutting ability to stop on a dime make his running ability special.
Harris is also a physical runner who 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 spaces against LBs and DBs in coverage and use his quickness to put defenders in limbo.
The Roll Tide running back is solid in pass protection, but would need experience in handling NFL level LBs and DL. He is a sure-fire lock to be drafted in the 1st or early 2nd round.
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