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Najee Harris Takes NFSW Shot at ESPN NFL Draft Analyst

Jason Schandl
Najee Harris took a NSFW shot at ESPN's Todd McShay.
Najee Harris took a NSFW shot at ESPN's Todd McShay. / Alika Jenner/Getty Images

Former Alabama Crimson Tide standout Najee Harris is widely projected as the No. 1 running back in the 2021 NFL Draft.

There are some knocks on him as a prospect, however, which has him projected to go late in the first round, instead of being a Saquon Barkley-type top-five pick.

One such knock is against his receiving skills, where Todd McShay simply described him as showing "improvement".

Harris did not like that analysis.

On Adam Schefter's ESPN podcast, Schefter read Harris the scouting report from McShay, and Harris replied very bluntly.

Harris only caught a combined 10 passes in his first two years at Alabama before earning an expanded role as a receiver. That included catching 27 passes for 304 yards in 2019, then 43 for 425 yards in 2020.

Averaging a shade under 10 yards per reception for his collegiate career, Harris clearly believes his receiving skills deserve more respect. And of course, there's no questioning his abilities as a rusher, having averaged 6.0 yards per carry (3,843 yards on 638 attempts) and notching 46 touchdowns on the ground at Bama.

With the draft less than a month away, most prospects are doing everything they can to avoid controversy. That makes it particularly interesting that Harris would call out a well-respected insider like this.

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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.