4 Steelers with the potential to be the best in the NFL at their position
By Tommy Jaggi
Steelers RB Najee Harris
I am well aware that Najee Harris has yet to take a snap in the NFL. Still, there is reasonable cause to believe that he could be the best running back in the NFL soon. Much of this has to do with how fast elite running backs fizzle out in the NFL. We have seen this time and again.
Le’Veon Bell, for example, was considered arguably the best running back in the league prior to his holdout. In his first season with the New York Jets, he looked completely washed as he averaged just 3.3 yards per carry.
While other top running backs in the league like Derrick Henry, Nick Chubb, and Dalvin Cook may not decline nearly as fast, all three are nearing running back shelf life, and they could soon decline in their efficiency. Other top running backs could be quick to follow.
Though Najee Harris still has to prove himself in the NFL, he is younger and fresher than the top backs out there who have already been doing this in the pros for years. If Harris turns out to be all that he’s been advertised, he could emerge as potentially the best running back in the league in 3-4 years.
Perhaps there are a few other players on the Steelers roster who will have a chance to add their name to this list soon, but with 32 NFL teams, it’s encouraging to know that these four players have a chance to be the very best in the league at what they do.