Todd Gurley is one of the NFL’s budding stars. He’s a skilled runner, a determined force at the line and the kind of talent who emerges quickly and isn’t easily forgotten.
In other words, he was Najee Harris before Najee Harris. Now the one and only Gurley has weighed in on the one and only Harris, making it clear just how impressed he has been with the current top running back prospect.
Here is Gurley on Harris’ elusive moves at the Gatorade Athlete of the Year ceremony:
Here’s another angle of Harris’ epic juke move:
As one might expect, Gurley isn’t the first to offer up head shaking praise of Harris’ skills, with journalists and recruiting analysts dubbing Harris a “generational talent.”
“Going a step further, you can make an argument that Harris is the top running back to come out of the West Coast in the last decade and is one of those generational talents that you just don’t see very often,” Scout’s Greg Biggins wrote to campus sports.
“He has size, power, speed, the ability to run inside or outside, shows great hands out of the backfield, is highly competitive and works very hard off the field. He really doesn’t have a weakness to his game and should be able to make an immediate impact for the Tide.”
Given Harris’ early success, and his unquestionable work ethic, there’s no reason to doubt he’ll make that impact and then some starting in fall 2017.