Najee Harris Drives 9 Hours to Support Teammates
On Tuesday, Alabama’s stars going pro will have the opportunity to put their skills to the test in front of the teams of the National Football League for Alabama’s Pro Day. Bench-presses, 40-yard dashes, and pass-catching drills await the future NFL Draft picks.
After these players announced their intent to enter the NFL, most of them went home or to other locations to train and prepare for the draft.
When fan-favorite Najee Harris, the running back from California, realized his flight from Dallas back to Birmingham was canceled due to weather, the NFL prospect took matters into his own hands.
Harris decided to drive from Dallas to Tuscaloosa to make it in time for the Alabama Pro Day. Almost a nine-hour drive, Harris drove through east Texas, north Louisiana, Mississippi, and finally Alabama to get back to T-Town.
Harris didn’t even participate in the pro day. He made the journey, according to Adam Schefter on Twitter, to support his teammates through their workouts.
Former NFL players, draft analysts, and sports media outlets alike praised the running back for his integrity and dedication to his teammates.
Harris’s decision not to work out is intriguing. Many NFL scouts have been discussing how his 40-yard dash speed - good or bad - could affect his draft stock. Still, Harris will be forgoing the workout. Instead, the running back will just be meeting with officials from different NFL teams.
Harris isn’t the only Alabama star to forgo the Alabama Pro Day workout. Monday, Heisman Trophy winner Devonta Smith decided to skip the workout. Instead, the receiver has mentioned potentially holding his own workout.
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