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Can Steelers RB Najee Harris live up to the incredible hype?

Day 13 of the Steelers Trifecta! Featuring Joe Haeg, Najee Harris, and Pressley Harvin III

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Welcome to the Steelers Trifecta! Over the 30 days leading up to the Pittsburgh Steelers 2021 training camp, we will be highlighting three players every day in order cover the entire 90-man offseason roster. So without further ado, here are today’s three players:


Joe Haeg

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Position: Tackle
Age: 27
Year: 6
Height: 6’6”
Weight: 298
Drafted: Round 5, Pick 155, 2016 (Colts)
College: North Dakota State
Roster Outlook: Fairy likely
Analysis:

This Pittsburgh Steelers brought in Joe Haeg as a swing tackle and primary backup to both Chuks Okorafor and Zach Banner. His versatility and experience will make him a hard out for this coaching staff so expect him to hang around. He struggled as a member of the Buccaneers last year but has shown signs of success as a swing tackle in Indianapolis. Haeg also counts toward the comp pick formula so I wouldn’t expect him to play much if the Steelers can help it so thy can possibly recoup a sixth-round pick.


Najee Harris

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Position: Running Back
Age: 23
Year: 1
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 230
Drafted: Round 1, Pick 24, 2021
College: Alabama
Roster Outlook: Lock
Analysis:

In the dog days of the football offseason, some reporters have gotten into the most likely MVP candidate for every NFL team and an overwhelming amount of reporters picked Harris as the Steelers MVP candidate. If you couldn't tell this rookie has a lot of pressure on him but also maintains a level head and a ton of skill. Harris should revolutionize the Steelers backfield and return this team to rushing dominance it once had.


Pressley Harvin III

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers Minicamp Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Position: Punter
Age: 22
Year: 1
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 255
Drafted: Round 7, Pick 254, 2021
College: Georgia Tech
Roster Outlook: Soft Lock
Analysis:

Pressley Harvin III is one of the best punting prospects to come out of college in some time. His unusually large size and the fact he is an African-American Punter makes PH3 a model smashing athlete. It also made him a local legend at Georgia Tech where he is beloved by the fan base. If Harvin can beat out the ever withstanding Jordan Berry, I am confident he will endear himself to Steelers fan much like he did in college. By all means Harvin III has the skill to be one of the best punters in the game as a rookie, and might even be viewed as a draft steal when everything is said and done.


Be sure to check back everyday for anther ‘trifecta’ of Steelers, and as we go along click back on previous articles listed below so you don’t miss a thing.