Alvin Kamara-RB-Tennessee
Size: 5’10 215lbs

Alvin Kamara
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Strengths:

  • Size
  • Speed
  • Balance
  • Gains yards after contact
  • Good hands
  • Return abilities

Analysis: Kamara, who once was the No.1 RB coming out of High School enrolled at Alabama, but after injuries and off-the-field issues led him to transfer to community college and then to Tennessee. He runs with aggression and can break away from most defenders with his NFL size and speed. Kamara can create yardage with speed, wiggle and power. Twitchy and decisive. Strong lower body provides superior balance. Flexible and agile with ability to twist, spin and ricochet off of bodies and continue to gain yards after contact. Very productive; 23 touchdowns in just 284 touches at Tennessee. Has lined up at slot receiver at times. Sure-handed pass catcher with excellent burst out of breaks to consistently uncover. Has talent as punt returner.

Weaknesses:

  • Vision
  • Instincts
  • Durability
  • Ball security
  • Fails to set up blocks

Analysis: Alvin Kamara, while physically talented doesn’t have the instincts you look for in a running back (especially one you want to draft high). His vision is lacking as he misses opportunities to find the correct lane/hole to run through. He will run himself into a tackler rather than setting him up for a downfield blocker. Consistently cuts left when given an open-field choice against tackler. With knee injuries in his background, combine medicals could come into play. Needs to tuck ball high and tight to prevent fumbles.

NFL Comparison: Laurence Maroney

Draft Projection: Round 3

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