Najee Harris is one of the top running back prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft class, but there are some who are criticizing the former Alabama Crimson Tide star as a one-trick pony who needs to work on his pass-catching out of the backfield.
One of those people is ESPN’s Todd McShay, who did acknowledge Harris made “improvement” in that area, but Harris wants you to know that it is all a bunch of nonsense.
Harris, who is expected to be one of the first three running backs selected, shared a message to McShay and his critics during an appearance on Adam Schefter’s podcast this week.
“I think Todd McShay can kiss my ass,” Harris said, as transcribed by the New York Post.
“How is he gonna say ‘He showed better production?’ I did not play my freshman or sophomore seasons, rarely, ever. I didn’t have an opportunity to show I could catch. It’s not ’cause I can’t, it’s ’cause I wasn’t in the game to show people I could catch. So let’s just stop looking at the stat sheet and watch the game.”
Last season, Harris recorded 43 catches and 425 yards receiving.
While he may not stack up to Clemson’s Travis Etienne when it comes to being a dual-threat back, he can more than hold his own and he will be looking to prove that when he begins his NFL career.
The 86th annual NFL Draft will be held across three days from April 29 to May 1.
This year’s draft will be held in Cleveland, Ohio, incorporating FirstEnergy Stadium, the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame, and the Great Lakes Science Center.