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Shaft Williams
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Najee allegedly now runs a 4.45 in the 40 yd dash
According to Stephen M. Smith

If true, Najee is going to ball.
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Panthers4life
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re: Najee allegedly now runs a 4.45 in the 40 yd dash
Think about who you are using as a source....


Cobrasize
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re: Najee allegedly now runs a 4.45 in the 40 yd dash
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Think about who you are using as a source....


I was excited until you made me realize the source..... shite


Cobrasize
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re: Najee allegedly now runs a 4.45 in the 40 yd dash
I will say, I just saw a video on his twitter page, and I believe he has lost a little weight. Stil all muscle, but might be a little more lean


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South Alabama Tide
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re: Najee allegedly now runs a 4.45 in the 40 yd dash
Najee was probably a 4.6-4.7 guy before. Might be 4.5 now. You don’t shave .3 off your 40 lol


Glorious
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re: Najee allegedly now runs a 4.45 in the 40 yd dash
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Najee was probably a 4.6-4.7 guy before. Might be 4.5 now. You don’t shave .3 off your 40 lol


Unless you run it at Auburn’s pro day


CrimsonBoz
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re: Najee allegedly now runs a 4.45 in the 40 yd dash
Auburn guys are easily running a 4.1 or 4.2. To think anything differently is pure propaganda.


JJ27
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re: Najee allegedly now runs a 4.45 in the 40 yd dash
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Najee was probably a 4.6-4.7 guy before. Might be 4.5 now. You don’t shave .3 off your 40 lol




True, but if he was 4.6, he could've easily shaved .15 off to get to 4.45. Everything I've been hearing is the new staff is allllll about speed. Hearing he wouldn't be the only one to shave .1-.2 off their 40.


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East Coast Band
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re: Najee allegedly now runs a 4.45 in the 40 yd dash
I could run a 4.5 at Auburn with a pulled hamstring and on crutches


Bham4Tide
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re: Najee allegedly now runs a 4.45 in the 40 yd dash
We’ll see.

Damien Harris was the last back Bama had that dramatically increased his speed while on campus. His first year or two - he was caught from behind many times. He was running away from folks after that.

I’ve yet to see Najee break a long one yet. We’ll see.


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SummerOfGeorge
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re: Najee allegedly now runs a 4.45 in the 40 yd dash
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Think about who you are using as a source....



Himself?


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armytide373
Alabama Fan
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re: Najee allegedly now runs a 4.45 in the 40 yd dash
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I’ve yet to see Najee break a long one ye

No one has. His longest rush from scrimmage in 3 yrs has been 35 yds; that said, pretty interesting that he still avgs 6.1 YPC.

His longest play from scrimmage was a 42 yd reception, but it was a pretty good catch and run. Najee TD catch and run vs USCe


Riseupfromtherubble
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re: Najee allegedly now runs a 4.45 in the 40 yd dash
I really can't think of a back similar to Najee in recent memory. Steven Jackson that played at Oregon State and later with the Rams is who comes to mind. He's an all-purpose back that's 6'2" 230.

He doesn't have Todd Gurley's top end speed, but I think he's better out of the backfield than Todd was at UGA and I think he runs the ball harder than Todd did at UGA, which is saying something.


Panthers4life
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Huntsville
Member since Nov 2017
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re: Najee allegedly now runs a 4.45 in the 40 yd dash
Lot of factors played into that:

1. We threw a lot last year.
2. We didn't really throw much to RBs
3. Harris didn't really get a chance to break out a huge run.

We may see few of that this fall, if we do get to play.


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bamameister
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re: Najee allegedly now runs a 4.45 in the 40 yd dash
That gem we got of Najee at South Carolina is all you have to know about his skill set. I believe one of the reasons he continues to get away with the high hurdle is the man's ability to just go up almost from a standing start. Other backs who try this seems more like they need a running start and it might make them a little more vulnerable to getting caught in the air. Najee gets right up on a player and just starts climbing. Amazing lift for such a big guy.

Anyway, his speed is not as important for this guy's career with his elusiveness on such display. Walter Payton and Emmitt Smith are one and two on top of the NFL food chain and both were not speed-demons. They both did it with amazing elusiveness, agility, strength, and balance.



Funky Tide 8
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re: Najee allegedly now runs a 4.45 in the 40 yd dash
Najee's running style has always reminded me of Le'Veon Bell's. Neither have great breakaway speed, but they run with exceptional patience, combined with incredible burst/power. His ability to go from stopping, followed by a quick, powerful burst makes it easy for him to leap over people IMO. I gets the defender off balance, and out of sync.


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14&Counting
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re: Najee allegedly now runs a 4.45 in the 40 yd dash
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Auburn guys are easily running a 4.1 or 4.2. To think anything differently is pure propaganda.




TS1926
Samford Fan
Alabama
Member since Jan 2020
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re: Najee allegedly now runs a 4.45 in the 40 yd dash
How about that catch on a back shoulder throw in the corner of the end zone vs LSU? Wow! There was another play in that game where he absolutely trucked an LSU linebacker trying to tackle him. The guy went flying back into the turf and Najee kept running.
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Riseupfromtherubble
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re: Najee allegedly now runs a 4.45 in the 40 yd dash
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How about that catch on a back shoulder throw in the corner of the end zone vs LSU? Wow!


That was a first round pick in man coverage on him too


CrimsonBoz
Alabama Fan
Member since Sep 2014
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re: Najee allegedly now runs a 4.45 in the 40 yd dash
Najee played his arse off against LSU, actually our entire team. They never quit. LSU was a great team.

The catch was unreal for a guy of his size. Kept us squarely in it.


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