Round 4: Najee Harris, RB, Alabama
Devin Singletary is having a great season for the Bills. The rookie third-round pick has 553 yards on just 98 carries (5.6 per rush) and has scored two touchdowns on the ground. He’s added another 20 receptions for 161 yards and two more touchdowns as a receiver.
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He’s proven capable of carrying the load for Buffalo and is coming off an impressive three-game stretch which included his first 100-yard game as a pro in Week 12. Right now, he’s splitting time with veteran Frank Gore who is more of a punisher than the 5-foot-7, 203-pound Singletary.
However, the Bills shouldn’t count on Gore being around in 2020. The former University of Miami star is in his 15th season in the NFL and will turn 37 in the offseason. Should he end up leaving, they will need someone to step into his spot as the second back and Najee Harris from Alabama is a great option for them to consider.
Harris is a load to bring down at 6-foot-2 and 230-pounds and has taken over as the lead back for the Crimson Tide. He went over the 1,000-yard mark in his latest game and has double-digit touchdowns.
Considering his size, it would be easy to just assume Harris is nothing more than a wrecking ball. That’s not the case, however, as he’s been an effective receiver this year as well. Harris averages more than 12 yards per reception and has scored seven touchdowns through the air. Putting him and Singletary in the same backfield will make Buffalo a dangerous team on the ground.