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GulfCoastOutlaw
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Does Najee Harris go in the first round?
About 60% mock drafts say yes. Hard to understand he is not a first round guy.

After Derrick Henry probably the 2nd best back in Alabama history him or Ingram.





LSU Patrick
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re: Does Najee Harris go in the first round?
I think he's better than Derrick Henry.


ColoradoAg
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Colorado
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9824 posts

re: Does Najee Harris go in the first round?
His measurables are insane. Few RB's warrant a first round pick these days, but he would be one

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paperwasp
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re: Does Najee Harris go in the first round?
Hard to say.

Pundits think he will, but devaluation of the RB position in the NFL makes it more and more difficult to predict.


skrayper
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re: Does Najee Harris go in the first round?
Only reason I could see if there was an argument that none of the teams need a RB as badly as they need other positions.

That said, he's a threat to catch out of the backfield as well. He caught 43 passes in 13 games and averaged nearly 10 yards a reception. I vividly recall a few times he showed really good hands and awareness. I have to think there's at least a couple of teams are seeing him as a huge compliment to what they already have at WR.


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BFANLC
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re: Does Najee Harris go in the first round?
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think he's better than Derrick Henry.


Derrick is tricky fast. You almost never see him get caught from behind. Harris is good but he is slightly below Henry.


Ted2010
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re: Does Najee Harris go in the first round?
The RB position in the NFL is devalued nowadays. It’s a shame. Najee is a first round talent


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LSU Patrick
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Member since Jan 2009
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re: Does Najee Harris go in the first round?
I disagree. I think if both stay healthy and end up in decent offenses, Najee will have the better career. Just my opinion though.


TideFaninFl
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re: Does Najee Harris go in the first round?
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Pundits think he will, but devaluation of the RB position in the NFL



I am not so sure but I think the wheel might be spinning on that. If you want to beat a high octane offense, a ball control offense might be the way. Limit the number of possessions, and slow them down

You would need a steady OL and several grinders at RB, NH definitely fits that description.


coachcrisp
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re: Does Najee Harris go in the first round?
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His measurables are insane. Few RB's warrant a first round pick these days, but he would be one
What I find more unusual is the prediction that Landon Dickerson will be a 1st round pick. It's rare that a center goes early.


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ColoradoAg
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re: Does Najee Harris go in the first round?
Centers are becoming more and more valuable from what I've seen. When the center goes down typically the OL goes to crap because they are the "QB" of the offensive line.

OT's will always be paid well because they have to deal with the DE's, but center is a nice skillset, especially since so many teams play from shotgun these days
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tide06
Member since Oct 2011
4620 posts

re: Does Najee Harris go in the first round?
Najee doesn’t have the top end speed Henry has so the scouts aren’t going to value him at that level most likely.

He’s an incredibly balanced back who can catch passes out of the backfield and is solid in pass pro so I don’t see him busting, but he’s also not the athletic freak that they look for in high 1st round guys.



C Nite
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Member since Dec 2020
1267 posts

re: Does Najee Harris go in the first round?
Love me some Najee, but he is not as good as Henry. King Henry is an absolute freak of nature. Najee is just a great RB.


BROpaneTANK
LSU Fan
Mandeville
Member since Apr 2010
2020 posts

re: Does Najee Harris go in the first round?
If he doesn’t it won’t be because he’s not a top 10 talent. It’s just the way it goes for RB’s. So really the discussion is pointless.


ColoradoAg
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Colorado
Member since Sep 2011
9824 posts

re: Does Najee Harris go in the first round?
I could absolutely see him in the bottom of the first round to a team that is already stacked. He would kill it on the Chiefs for example


VADawg
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re: Does Najee Harris go in the first round?
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Does Najee Harris go in the first round?


I think so. I think if he's there at 30, Buffalo will take him.


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lsufball19
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44569 posts

re: Does Najee Harris go in the first round?
He's the best and most complete running back in the draft IMO, but whether or not he goes in the first round I honestly don't know


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14&Counting
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re: Does Najee Harris go in the first round?
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but he’s also not the athletic freak that they look for in high 1st round guys.




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lsufball19
LSU Fan
Franklin, TN
Member since Sep 2008
44569 posts

re: Does Najee Harris go in the first round?
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but he’s also not the athletic freak
outside outside him maybe not having a freakish 40 time, this isn't really true if you've watched some of the things he can do on a football field.


coachcrisp
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pensacola, fl
Member since Jun 2012
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re: Does Najee Harris go in the first round?
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Centers are becoming more and more valuable from what I've seen. When the center goes down typically the OL goes to crap because they are the "QB" of the offensive line.

OT's will always be paid well because they have to deal with the DE's, but center is a nice skillset, especially since so many teams play from shotgun these days
Most centers are converted OLinemen. There have been seven centers drafted in the 1st round in the last ten years.


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