The Tennessee backfield just got a little bit thinner. Running back Alvin Kamara will likely declare for the NFL draft at the end of the Volunteers season.
At least that is what the buzz says.
A breakout season has Tennessee redshirt junior Alvin Kamara thinking about the next level pic.twitter.com/oSff7P82H5
— Bleacher Report CFB (@BR_CFB) November 8, 2016
The Volunteers entered the season with Jalen Hurd as their main man out of the backfield, but when he fell out of favor, Kamara stepped in. This season, Kamara has averaged 4.9 yards per carry, to the tune of 313 yards on the ground. However, he adds significant value in the passing game as well, 22 receptions for 260 yards.
Jalen Hurd, after deciding to transfer, then deciding to declare for the NFL Draft, has left a sour taste in the mouth of Volunteers fans. Now the news of Kamara compounds their woes.
One professor at Tennessee doesn’t appear to be taking the Jalen Hurd news very well pic.twitter.com/3sOTu2sZps
— Allan Bell (@AllanBell247) November 1, 2016
Neither player is like to be selected in the first round.
One AFC scouting director described Kamara as a player who “runs hard and physical, good speed, finishes off runs, good returner and an accomplished receiver.”
That’s a good review, but it is far from the glowing, watering-at-the-mouth praises that the top dollar makers in the draft receive.