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    Todd McShay 2021 Mock Draft: Steelers Select Alabama RB Najee Harris

    Todd McShay 2021 Mock Draft 1.0: Steelers Select Alabama RB Najee Harris 28th Overall

    By Dave Bryan
    Posted on January 7, 2021

    With the 2020 NFL regular season now completed, itís officially become mock draft season and that means itís time to start passing along the predictions from the major media draftniks. Thursday morning, Todd McShay of espn.com released his first mock draft of the first-round of the 2021 NFL Draft and he has the Pittsburgh Steelers predicted to pick 28th overall and selecting Alabama running back Najee Harris.

    Here is what McShay wrote about his mock selection for the Steelers:

    James Conner is playing out the final few games of his rookie deal and might not return. If he doesnít, running back will be a hole. Benny Snell Jr. looked adequate this season when called upon, but Harris is different. His 1,387 rushing yards are third in the FBS this season, and he has averaged two scores on the ground per game. Speed, power, pass-catching and pass-protection ability, Harris brings it all.

    On the quarterback front, Pittsburgh could potentially land one of the top five guys, but a deeper option also could be in the mix if Ben Roethlisberger decides to retire and/or the team does not do something in free agency. Offensive line also is a big-time need, so perhaps Wyatt Davis (Ohio State) or Trey Smith (Tennessee) are in the mix.

    During the 2020 season, Harris rushed for 1,387 yards and 24 touchdowns and he also caught 36 passes for another 346 yards and three touchdowns. For his college career, Harris, who is listed at 6014, 230-pounds, rushed for 3,764 yards and 44 touchdowns in addition to catching 73 passes for 702 yards and another 10 touchdowns. Harris also registered 26 runs of 20 yards or longer during his college career at Alabama.

    Itís worth noting that Harris will reportedly turn 23 years of age in March.

    McShay mocking Harris to the Steelers isnít overly surprising and itís likely we see the Alabama running back linked to the Steelers as their possible first-round selection quite a bit between now and the 2021 NFL Draft taking place.

    The last time the Steelers selected a running back in the first-round of an NFL draft was in 2008 when they picked Rashard Mendenhall at 23rd overall.

    Weíll absolutely have a scouting report on Harris during the offseason, in addition to several other running backs in this yearís draft class, as thereís a very good chance the Steelers will look at selecting one at some point during the 2021 NFL Draft. The Steelers have selected a running back in each of the last four drafts with last yearís selection being Anthony McFarland Jr. out of Maryland.

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    1.24 Najee Harris RB Alabama / Travis Etienne RB Clemson
    2.55 Creed Humphrey C Oklahoma / Landon Dickerson C Alabama / Quinn Meinerz C Wisconsin-Whitewater
    3.87 Spencer Brown OT N Iowa / James Hudson OT Cincinnati / Stone Forsythe OT Florida
    4.128 Robert Rochell CB Central Arkansas / Kary Vincent Jr CB LSU
    4.140 Patrick Jones II OLB Pitt
    6.216 Tre' McKitty TE Georgia

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    I'd rather see an Olineman of some sort, assuming "late 1st round talent" is available at OL. Though I wouldn't be upset with Najee...
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    2021 Mock Draft
    1. Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri
    2. Walker Little, OT, Stanford
    3.
    Alim McNeill, NT, NC State
    4a.
    Trey Hill, G/C Georgia
    4b.
    Chris Evans, RB Michigan

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    Good player no doubt. Round 1 I'm thinking no.
    Dickerson the Bama center ,the guy who through the kick out block, on the Harris high hurdle run I could see us taking early but Harris to me would look good in round 2. Dobbins just went in round 2 a year back so it's possible n great value in the 2nd.
    It's so early but Harris is a real nice talent with good size n enough speed.
    Last edited by Iron City Inc.; 01-07-2021 at 02:41 PM.

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    He will probably be gone when we pick.
    Tomlinís coming back so what can you do?


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    Quote Originally Posted by feltdizz View Post
    He will probably be gone when we pick.
    in Round 1?

    the RB position is very devalued in today's NFL.
    Last edited by hawaiiansteel; 01-07-2021 at 03:49 PM.
    1.24 Najee Harris RB Alabama / Travis Etienne RB Clemson
    2.55 Creed Humphrey C Oklahoma / Landon Dickerson C Alabama / Quinn Meinerz C Wisconsin-Whitewater
    3.87 Spencer Brown OT N Iowa / James Hudson OT Cincinnati / Stone Forsythe OT Florida
    4.128 Robert Rochell CB Central Arkansas / Kary Vincent Jr CB LSU
    4.140 Patrick Jones II OLB Pitt
    6.216 Tre' McKitty TE Georgia

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    For me I'd rather see Creed Humphrey or Wyatt Davis in the first round if they are available.

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    I don't like it.

    Not a fan of the position in the 1st round or the age of the player.

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    big uglies Rd 1, 3a, 4... get your RB Rd 3b.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    I don't like it.

    Not a fan of the position in the 1st round or the age of the player.
    Of who?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chucktownsteeler View Post
    Of who?....
    Harris who will be 23 by the draft. His 2nd contract will start at 28 which is right around the corner from a RB's typical decline.

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