PITTSBURGH — With practically three-and-a-half seasons of expertise taking part in with offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood at Alabama, Pittsburgh Steelers working again Najee Harris has an inside monitor on the scouting report of the Las Vegas Raiders’ first spherical decide.
However requested if he has any ideas for Steelers exterior linebacker T.J. Watt, slated to go towards Leatherwood on Sunday, Harris demurred.
“S—,” he said Friday. “Good luck, I assume.”
Watt, who just lately signed an extension that makes him the NFL’s highest-paid defensive participant, has just a little greater than luck on his aspect as he goes towards the rookie proper sort out. Harris won’t be volunteering a lot recommendation, however Watt is not asking for it, both.
“No, I have never even requested him,” Watt mentioned with fun. “That is the factor, this time of yr, there’s just one or two video games, a handful of snaps you could have a look at opposing offensive linemen, so it is about specializing in your self, making an attempt to get your self in one of the best conditions to throw your greatest pitches on sport day.”
Harris, who’s seeking to construct on a rookie debut of 16 carries for 45 yards, and Leatherwood are removed from the one Alabama merchandise who will probably be at Heinz Discipline on Sunday when the Steelers host the Raiders.
Raiders working backs Kenyan Drake and Josh Jacobs, who is not going to play Sunday attributable to a toe/ankle harm, and receiver Henry Ruggs are all Alabama alums, as are Steelers security Minkah Fitzpatrick, middle J.C. Hassenauer and DL Isaiah Buggs, amongst others.
“There’s one thing about Bama backs,” Watt mentioned when requested about Jacobs. “Wisconsin backs are fairly good, too, so I am unable to give all of them the credit score. The SEC is an outstanding convention to go towards and I believe they see numerous reps. .. very excited to go up towards a gifted man this week.”