Harris could give the Dolphins a physical workhorse running back they haven’t had since Ricky Williams.
Alabama RB Najee Harris
Here we go again.
Harris is elite and the best running back in the class. So it’s time to play my favorite game: who did Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry gash this week? This week’s lucky contests were the Deforest Buckner-less Indianapolis Colts.
Henry put up a stunning 178 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns against a fairly good Colts defense. He currently leads the league in rushing attempts, yards, and rushing touchdowns. Why is this important?
Harris is the closest player to Henry that we’ve probably ever seen. There have been other guys like D’onta Foreman, AJ Dillon (who’s a bit shorter but that kind of width and speed), and more but none come close to Henry.
If Harris can be even a fraction of what Henry is, he can be a complete bell cow for the Phins for many years.
Miami(FL) EDGE Quincy Roche
The former Temple transfer has continued his hot streak for the Miami Hurricanes after being one of the leaders in sacks this past year. While Canes fans were cheated out of the trip of Roche, Gregory Rousseau, and Jalen Phillips, the pair of Phillips and Roche has been impressive.
With the difficulties partaking to the college football season, the Dolphins could opt to favor a guy who plays at the same home field as they do.
Even though his sack numbers are down drastically from last season, 2.5 in 8 games this year at Miami while he had 13 in 12 games at Temple in 2019, Roche could still add to an already impressive defensive line rotation and could be a factor in the pass rush.
It will be interesting to see if the Phins will go with a guy who they’ve been able to study closely this year, or wait for another EDGE rusher.