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Steelers take RB Najee Harris at No. 24 overall in 2021 NFL Draft

Najee Harris hurdles a Notre Dame defender in 2020 CFP semifinal game
Photo by Kent Gidley of Alabama Athletics/CFP Media Portal

Najee Harris is the first running back off the board.

The former University of Alabama standout was selected at No. 24 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers. After it traded James Connor, Harris provides the team with a complete player at the position. The 6-foot-2, 230-pounder has the speed, power, athleticism, and pass-catching abilities to help Ben Roethlisberger. He fits the toughness of the Steelers and the toughness of the AFC North Division. Harris finished the 2020 season with 1,466 rushing yards, 425 receiving yards, and 30 total touchdowns.

He also ended his tenure at Alabama as the school’s all-time leading rusher.

The two-time national champion is ready to show the pros how west coast athletes operate.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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