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Najee Harris trolls Brian Branch for believing he can tackle him one-on-one

Najee Harris (#22) runs the ball for Steelers during 2021 season
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We have made it to the first day of the NFL Draft.

Several names are about to see a lifelong dream become a reality, especially those from the University of Alabama.

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Nick Saban could produce his first No. 1 overall pick in the common draft era and have two guys go Nos. 1 and 2 in the draft with Bryce Young and Will Anderson Jr. Alabama could potentially have four players taken in the first round, and one got featured on Up and Adams with Kay Adams. Brian Branch, an Alabama alum, came to the Crimson Tide as a four-star in the 2020 class.

He turned in a massive year at ‘Star’ in 2022, totaling 90 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, three sacks, seven pass breakups, and two interceptions. Branch helped the Crimson Tide to an Allstate Sugar Bowl victory over Kansas State. The 6-foot, 193-pounder took on a challenge from Adams in picking between intercepting Bryce Young or tackling Najee Harris on which would be harder.

Branch took picking off Young, and Harris hilariously trolled him.

Branch saw Harris become a Heisman finalist in 2020, following his campaign of 1,466 rushing yards, 425 receiving yards, and 30 touchdowns. He assisted the Tide to a Southeastern Conference Championship and a College Football Playoff National Championship that year. Harris got selected in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Harris loves Branch as a former teammate, but he had to poke fun at him.

We will see which team drafts Branch.

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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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