Najee Harris Is the Perfect Back for Pittsburgh

Najee Harris is a great back and a perfect fit, really, for what the Pittsburgh Steelers like to be. Pittsburgh’s always had that physical mentality, and they certainly have a physical back in Harris.

He is such a tremendous back, and you can see there isn’t anything he can’t do.

The talk is he doesn’t have that high-end, breakaway speed, but you don’t necessarily need to have that because he is such a versatile back. Like any great back, it all starts with that great vision. He does a good job of understanding where his blocks are and the alignment of the defense. Harris has tremendous balance and tremendous burst, and power, as well.

And then there’s that versatility. He caught 74 balls last season, which led all running backs. That is a tremendous part of his game, and it is just so valuable to have a back with that type of versatility in your offense.

What Harris did at Alabama carried over into his rookie season with Pittsburgh. He reached that magic 300-carry number that a lot of running backs just don’t reach. But you saw exactly why he was so reliable for Pittsburgh.

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