Denver Broncos: Full first-round mock draft with a QB at 9?

Denver Broncos 2021 NFL Draft prospect Trey Lance. (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos 2021 NFL Draft prospect Trey Lance. (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images) /
25 of 33
2021 NFL Draft, Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos, 2021 NFL Draft. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) /

NajeeHaris. 24. player. Scouting Report. RB. Alabama. Pick Analysis. 55

Pick by Shelby Manning

The Pittsburgh Steelers are still looking to replace the productivity they had with Le’Veon Bell. James Conner did not end up panning out for the team and has moved on to Arizona. While the Steelers still have young Benny Snell, they need to solidify their backfield if they wish to contend in the now-tough AFC North.

The Steelers were at the bottom of the barrel in 2020 in RB production, only averaging 3.6 yards a carry (league-low) and gaining 1,351 yards the entire season, also a league-low, although Houston did not fare much better.

This is where a guy like Najee Harris comes in. Harris, the Doak Walker Award winner for best running back in 2020 and National Title champion, would be a great fit for the Pittsburgh offense, and would likely be a day one starter. Alabama has had a flurry of successful running backs pass through its doors, but Harris managed to break school records for both rush yards and touchdowns.

An extremely physical back with great cutting ability, he makes tacklers miss, but is not afraid of contact when met head-on. Another big upside to Harris is his ball security-he is not known to fumble. One downside to Harris is his speed-he is more your brute back than your speed back. However, he would be a great addition for the Steelers, who can use all the backfield help they can get.