Alabama's Najee Harris has been one of the most talked about running backs heading into the 2021 NFL Draft. There's a good chance that an RB-needy team could take him early in the first round.
Harris appeared on Adam Schefter's podcast this week to talk about his experiences leading up to the draft. He shed light on which teams have shown the most interest in him during the pre-draft stage.
Najee Harris NFL Draft Rumors: Steelers, Bills, Dolphins, 49ers
Harris said that he thought that he could end up being selected by the San Francisco 49ers until they traded up to the No. 3 pick. He and the 49ers were in constant communication leading up to the trade.
Harris then mentioned that he had decent meetings with the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills as well. While both teams have plenty of running backs on their rosters, it's hard to imagine them passing up on Harris if he's the best player available.
Another team that's been having meetings with Harris has been the Pittsburgh Steelers. He described his meetings with the team as "chill." He said that pretty much everyone from the Steelers organization was involved in the Zoom meetings, from general manager Kevin Colbert to the defensive staff.
Benny Snell is currently at the top running back on the Steelers' depth chart after James Conner became a free agent. Snell had 429 all-purpose yards for Steelers in 2020, adding 4 touchdowns.
Including his bowl stats, Harris had 1,891 all-purpose yards for Alabama last season, including 30 touchdowns. If the Steelers are targeting him, he could become a mainstay in the team's offense for the foreseeable future.
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