The Mora Minute on BamaCentral: Why Najee Harris is a high-value pick, even in the first round

Former head coach and Sports Illustrated analyst Jim Mora Jr. gives his latest take on everything in college football and the NFL heading into the 2021 draft
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Former NFL coach Jim Mora Jr. has been helping out BamaCentral with its coverage of the 2021 NFL Draft, and you're the one who benefits each and every day.

Until the draft kicks off on April 29, a Mora video segment will appear every day on BamaCentral+, and also as part of our weekly draft updates and Christopher Walsh's All Things CW notes column.

Yes, it's more Mora (sorry, couldn't resist), but the Sports Illustrated analyst has a wealth of information that he's sharing with the FanNation pro and college sites. We've asked him just about everything, and are happy to share the highlights with you.

For example, when asked about what NFL coaches expect when selecting a Nick Saban-coached player from Alabama, Mora shot down the idea that Crimson Tide prospects are too beat up from their college careers to be successful in the pros.

"They’re physically tough players and they’re mentally tough. It’s not easy to play at Alabama, where you’re always in the spotlight," Mora said. "It’s not easy to play for a man like Nick Saban, who is so demanding in every single way and not just in football, but football, character and off-the-field things. I think Nick has done a tremendous job of taking care of his players and teaching them about life.

“When you get an Alabama player, he’s ready to go. He’s ready to play.”

Previous Mora Minutes

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Could Patrick Surtain II be as good or better than his father in the NFL?

Jim Mora Jr. like the Raiders doubling down on Alabama running backs

Do Detroit Lions Draft Options at No. 7 Include DeVonta Smith?

Steelers Best First-Round Draft Fit

Jim Mora Jr.'s Favorites for the 2021 Heisman Trophy

If starting a team which Alabama player would you want out of this year's draft?

Is DeVonta Smith's size a red flag?

Mac Jones is the real deal

Najee Harris has first-round talent, but is he a first-round pick?

What did Nick Saban learn from Don James?

What do NFL teams expect to get from a Nick Saban coached Alabama player?

The is the first segment of the Minute Mora series. Make sure to come back and check out what the former coach says tomorrow on BamaCentral+.