Steelers rookie running back Najee Harris is not among the 10 highest-graded rookies in the EA Sports Madden NFL 2022 video game, according to NFL reporter Dov Kleiman.
Harris, drafted with the 22nd overall pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, is expected to be one of the top offensive rookies int he NFL this season, along with fellow first-round running back Travis Etienne, but neither back is in the top 10 grades.
Top 10 rookies on @EAMaddenNFL 22#Falcons Kyle Pitts-81#Jaguars Trevor Lawrence-78#Dolphins Jaylen Waddle-76#Broncos Patrick Surtain-76#Lions Penei Sewell-75#Jets Zach Wilson-75#Bengals Ja’Marr Chase-75#Eagles Devonta Smith-75#49ers Trey Lance-74#Bears Justin Fields-74
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) July 26, 2021
While Harris’ overall grade has not been released yet, it will be no higher than 73 overall. Chase Claypool, the Steelers’ top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, was graded as a 70 overall before his rookie season last summer.