2020 NFL mock draft: Raiders land elite talent in first round

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - APRIL 25: A general view of a video board as the Oakland Raiders pick is announced during the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - APRIL 25: A general view of a video board as the Oakland Raiders pick is announced during the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /
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TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA – OCTOBER 26: Najee Harris #22 of the Alabama Crimson Tide rushes against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the first half at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA – OCTOBER 26: Najee Harris #22 of the Alabama Crimson Tide rushes against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the first half at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Pick Analysis. Running Back. Alabama. player. Scouting Report. NajeeHarris. 92. 829

The Raiders already have their bellcow running back with Josh Jacobs lining up behind Derek Carr. However, when Jacobs comes off the field for a breather, the Raiders struggle to move the football when running between the tackles.

Najee Harris is one of the biggest running backs across the college football landscape and he could be the complementary piece that Gruden is looking for. He won’;t provide much in the passing game, but he’s a true downhill runner that can push the pile. Also to consider — Harris and Jacobs were teammates just one year ago during their time together at Alabama.

Harris has totaled 127 carries for 788 yards and six touchdowns which are all career high’s for the Crimson Tide running back.

Pros:

  • Size
  • Power
  • Downhill runner

Cons:

  • Lack of explosive plays
  • Timeshare
  • Pass catching