Current Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris will announce the Steelers’ fourth-round pick live from Mexico City later today. Harris will be the third person to announce a Steelers pick, following Steelers’ legend Franco Harris and Harris’s teammate Chase Claypool.
Harris was the team’s first-round pick last season out of the University of Alabama. He had a solid rookie season despite playing behind a young offensive line. He rushed for 1,200 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns. He did so on 307 carries though, a 3.9 yards per carry average. Harris also added 74 receptions for three receiving touchdowns and 467 receiving yards.
The team has already drafted University of Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett with their first-round pick, University of Georgia wide receiver George Pickens with their second pick and Texas A&M edge rusher DeMarvin Leal to bolster their defensive line.
Some irony has happened with the people announcing the pick for the Steelers already. Pennsylvania State University alumnus Harris announced his rival’s name in the first round, although he did it with a lot of excitement. As for Claypool’s announcement, he announced a wide receiver that could potentially take Claypool’s spot on the depth chart as the teams No. 2 wide receiver behind Diontae Johsnon.
While the Steelers could look to add to their running-back depth in the draft, it’s unlikely that Harris announces someone who could usurp him on the depth chart, though it is certainly possible he joins Harris and announces a college rival from the SEC.
The NFL Draft concludes today with rounds 4-7. The Steelers have four picks remaining with one in the fourth round (No. 138), one in the fifth round (No. 208) and two in the seventh (No. 225, No. 241). The team is still in need of defensive back help, but could also look to bolster their offensive line. Another quarterback or wide receiver is also a strong possibility.