Miami Dolphins land Najee Harris after trading back with Pittsburgh
After trading back the third overall pick and then the 18th overall pick, the Dolphins once again find themselves on the clock. This time the team completes the offense by selecting the running back out of Alabama.
The Dolphins selected Smith with the eighth overall pick, after trading with Carolina, now the team goes back to Alabama and takes Najee Harris. The big bruising running back did a little bit of everything for the Crimson Tide in 2020 and should end up becoming the Miami Dolphins workhorse running back by the time the season ends.
Paring Harris with Myles Gaskin would allow the Dolphins to ease the rookie into the offense and initially use him as a goal line and early down back. Harris, similar to Derrick Henry, may be a big running back, but has the ability to catch the ball with ease and beat opponents with speed.
While some believe that taking a running back in the first round of the draft in a running back heavy draft and free agency, Harris could become an elite back and would come cheaper than Aaron Jones would in free agency.
A trio of Tagovailoa, Smith, and Harris is scary and the three already possess chemistry from their Alabama days, it would be a whole new offense for the Dolphins.