Alabama RB Najee Harris
Hello darkness my old friend, I’ve come to talk to you again.
If this is your first time here at my mock drafts, well, get nicely acquainted with seeing Najee Harris. Harris is my favorite player in the entire draft. Simply the fact that he is a massive back, 6’2” 229 Lbs, and does not substitute speed for power makes him, in my mind, the absolute best back in the entire country.
The simple fact that this guy is almost a carbon copy of Derrick Henry, and the fact that Henry has been an absolute force, should push Harris into the first round. While not all Alabama running backs have been great in the NFL, sorry Trent Richardson, Harris should be scooped up early and used often in his rookie season.
Not only could the Dolphins upgrade at this spot, Myles Gaskin has been good and is young but he is not the answer, but they could also have a rookie workhorse. Gaskin and Harris could put together a dynamic ‘lightning-and-thunder’ duo that can help Tagovailoa and the offense dramatically.
As all football fans know, a good offensive line and run game are a young quarterback’s best friend on offense.
Missouri LB Nick Bolton
If you watched the game against the Los Angeles Chargers like I was at the actual stadium, you must’ve wondered, “Wow! Where was this Kallen Ballage when he was in Miami? We could’ve used him.”
Well let me tell you this, when you are missing your best run stopper in Wilkins and lose a great linebacker in Kyle Van Noy mid-game, it is hard to go against the run when the pass is being shut down all game.
Bolton is a solution to this problem. Ideally, I was a fan of Chazz Surratt, but I cannot control the simulator and I do like Bolton. Mizzou’s leading tackler and a smart player, Bolton plays the ball well and plays the run well.
When the Dolphins traded away Raekwon McMillan to the Los Vegas Raiders they were shipping off their run stopping linebacker. Getting Wilkins back next week against Denver should help, but adding a guy like Bolton in the draft would also be a major help.