Round two could provide the Miami Dolphins with their best RB in years.
Round 2, number 37 overall, RB, Alabama, Najee Harris
“Reunited, and it feels so good.”
Tua Tagovailoa is reunited with his running back from a year ago in Najee Harris, a quality running back who is big, physical, and exactly the opposite of what they already have in Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed.
Miami’s running game has been weak all year, the most recent showing against the New England Patriots notwithstanding. They have ranked near the bottom of the league statistically and this has really hamstrung the offense’s ability to build consistent momentum in games. Myles Gaskin has played much better than anyone thought he would come into the season as he was generally regarded as the third running back on the depth chart. Salvon Ahmed has been good when not injured as well, but Najee Harris brings a physicality and strength that neither has.
I gambled earlier on not taking Etienne in the first round and I do believe that he is the better prospect. But getting Harris is not in any way “settling.” He could be an incredible compliment to Gaskin and Ahmed and help build a more consistent rushing attack that Tagovailoa can rely on to help him develop a bit as a quarterback.