In a draft class that consists of high-profile names such as Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook, Christian McCaffrey and D’Onta Foreman, one name who may slip through the cracks is former Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara.
Kamara, a 5’10, 215 pound dual-threat tailback out of Norcross, GA, has gradually creeped up various mock drafts to the end of round one and top of the second, thanks to his ability to run inside, outside and be used as a receiver out of the backfield in rushing 103 times for 596 yards and nine touchdowns and catching 40 passes for 392 yards and four touchdowns as a receiver.
While some may balk at the fact that his rushing yards and attempts are low for someone with close to double-digit touchdowns, the lack of wear and tear on a player of Kamara’s skill set and position could be seen as a good thing for potential NFL suitors.
It’s no secret that the shelf life of an NFL running back is a short one due to all of the constant hits that they take. For a player such as Kamara who touched the ball barely over 100 times mat attract a team such as the Cleveland Browns, who could use a complimentary back to take some of the load off of current starters Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson.
With the current status of the forementioned Crowell up in the air, as he is a restricted free agent, Alvin Kamara could be viewed as a possible replacement for “The Crow” if he does indeed fly the Browns coup.
If Crowell is retained and Alvin Kamara is hypothetically taken by the Browns either at No.33 or at No.52, then Cleveland would boast a potentially potent running game behind a freshly bolstered offensive line that added J.C Tretter and Kevin Zeitler.
While his name is not familiar to those outside of Knoxville right now, don’t be too shocked to hear it if you’re a Browns fan come April.