Former Alabama running back najee harris seemed to really enjoy his pre-draft interview with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 23-year old went on The Adam Schefter Podcast and ESPN’s NFL senior insider asked which of Harris’ interviews stood out so far. Harris revealed that he remembered the Steelers’ session the most, saying they had an elite Zoom game.
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Najee Harris on Zoom meeting with the Steelers. #Steelers #NFL #NFLDraft https://t.co/cDhBullQAq
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The Steelers must be really high on the kid.
Harris revealed that not only was head coach Mike Tomlin present, but just about everybody on the Pittsburgh staff was on board during the virtual meeting. During the interview, Schefter also pitched the idea of Harris actually ending up in Pittsburgh. However, the 23-year old also has his answering skills in top form by going with a safe and professional answer saying it’s not his choice and that he’ll just continue doing what he can control.
Nevertheless, as Schefter hinted, Pittsburgh could be an ideal landing spot for the 6-foot-2, 230-pound running back. It’s unlikely that the Steelers will bring back James Conner and Harris could instantly replace him in that spot.
If Pittsburgh does eventually land Harris, it seems like the positive first impression will be a good kick start to their relationship. Furthermore, there’s a real chance that Harris could fall onto their laps during the draft, which will occur from April 29 to May 1 in Cleveland, Ohio. Most mock drafts have Harris as a late first round pick and if the Steelers are lucky, he could just wind up being available at no. 24.