Scouting the NFL Draft: Alvin Kamara

The small, but shifty Tennessee star running back might be a value pick-up in the second round.

   Alvin Kamara is a viable option for the New York Giants, who are entering the season with immense postseason potential. Without Rashad Jennings, the Giants have room for explosive players who can improve their running game.

They need someone who can step up and produce and that’s what Kamara has done during his time at the University of Tennessee. He finished the 2016 season with 596 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns, while also becoming an offensive weapon as a pass catcher out of the backfield. Kamara tallied 40 receptions for 392 yards and 4 touchdowns.

The 5-foot-10, 214 pound running back is an explosive player with great balance. His speed and ability to shed tackles makes him a prospect to watch. The Tennessee Volunteers standout is able to gain yards after contact and is a versatile RB who can return punts effectively. Kamara also made notable improvements in pass protection, proving to be a valuable blocker in blitz pickups.

He’s endured some knee injuries in the past, but remained agile during his senior season. The Giants have a chance to draft Kamara in the second round, with the 55th overall pick. 

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