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PITTSBURGH — With practically 3 1/2 seasons of encounter actively playing with offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood at Alabama, Pittsburgh Steelers working back Najee Harris has an inside of track on the scouting report of the Las Vegas Raiders’ initial-spherical pick.
But questioned if he has any ideas for Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt, slated to go versus Leatherwood on Sunday, Harris demurred.
“S—,” he claimed Friday. “Superior luck, I guess.”
Watt, who just lately signed an extension that would make him the NFL’s highest-paid out defensive participant, has a minor a lot more than luck on his facet as he goes against the rookie right deal with. Harris may well not be volunteering considerably information, but Watt is not asking for it, both.
“No, I have not even asked him,” Watt said with a laugh. “That’s the thing, this time of yr, there’s only a single or two games, a handful of snaps that you can glimpse at opposing offensive linemen, so it truly is about focusing on by yourself, hoping to get yourself in the greatest cases to throw your finest pitches on video game working day.”
Alex Leatherwood (remaining) and Najee Harris have been teammates at Alabama ahead of remaining initial-round NFL draft picks. Dale Zanine/United states of america Now Sports
Harris, who’s wanting to build on a rookie debut of 16 carries for 45 yards, and Leatherwood are far from the only Alabama solutions who will be at Heinz Industry on Sunday when the Steelers host the Raiders.
Raiders jogging backs Kenyan Drake and Josh Jacobs, who will not perform Sunday thanks to a toe/ankle damage, and receiver Henry Ruggs are all Alabama alums, as are Steelers basic safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, middle J.C. Hassenauer and DL Isaiah Buggs, among the other individuals.
“There is certainly one thing about Bama backs,” Watt said when asked about Jacobs. “Wisconsin backs are really great, also, so I are not able to give them all the credit rating. The SEC is a phenomenal meeting to go versus and I imagine they see a ton of reps. … Quite energized to go up from a talented dude this 7 days.”