The Pittsburgh Steelers hope they have addressed their running back position with first round draft pick Najee Harris. He will have a unique opportunity to potentially operate as a workhorse running back as a rookie. James Conner is no longer on the roster, and there is not much depth at the position, so this is Harris’ job from Day 1.
990.5 rushing yards: Over (-115) or Under (-115)
Our pick: Over
With the amount of carries he is expected to have as a three-down back, Harris should reach the 1,000-yard mark as a rookie. The biggest issue is likely to be the offensive line, which struggled to open up holes for the running game in 2020. Even if the line is below average, there’s a good chance Harris gets enough carries to carry himself over this rushing yardage total.
7.5 rushing TDs: Over (-125) or Under (-105)
Our pick: Over
Oddsmakers suggest there is a great chance of Harris reaching this touchdown total than the yardage total, and we’re going to go after the over here too. He scored 50 touchdowns in a span of 26 games played in his last two seasons at Alabama. Pittsburgh struggled to rack up rushing touchdowns last season, but the offensive line should be improved enough for Harris to score when the offense gets inside the red zone.
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