LATROBE, PA – The Pittsburgh Steelers franchise running back Najee Harris has actually missed a week of training camp practice with a hurt foot. Provided how the Steelers have actually gone all-in on Harris as the workhorse back given that drafting him in the preliminary in 2021, this isn’t ideal.
His lack does provide the Steelers coaches an opportunity to get a better look at those people behind Harris to see what they have. This includes Benny Snell Jr., Anthony McFarland, Jaylen Warren and Mataeo Durant.
Harris’ primary backup this season appears to once again be Benny Snell Jr. Snell does not offer much in terms of a special skill set or any real dynamic playmaking but he has the self-confidence of the coaches for much better or even worse.
“It’s been quite frustrating,” Harris stated after practice last week. “There’s a lot of other men who get to can be found in here and get to see their ability. It’s a true blessing in disguise in a way. Not to get harmed, however to see other younger men get reps.”
The man who can benefit the most from this is rookie Jaylen Warren. He’s been the most excellent back at camp not named Najee Harris. The previous Oklahoma State Cowboy plays with excellent vision and balance and adds some punch in regards to speed through the hole. He’s a circulation and cutback kind of runner who sets will with the power of Harris.