Tennessee RB Alvin Kamara declares for 2017 NFL Draft

Outstanding Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara has denied to forgo his final year of NCAA eligibility and declare for the upcoming NFL draft. Kamara split a portion of the carries this year with Jalen Hurd this season but was explosive when on the field.

Standing at 5-foot 10-inches tall and 205 pounds, Kamara boasts an army of skills that could make him a valuable utility for teams look for a change of pace back. With good pass-blocking skills and soft hands out of the backfield will make him a quality NFL candidate. He will likely not go in the first round, but with the emergence of Hurd, he may not have many opportunities to improve his draft grade with another amateur season.

Kamara has already signed with Vayner Sports to represent him as he embarks on the next chapter of his football journey.


Tennessee’s bowl game victory came against Nebraska on Friday night and saw Kamara emerge as the leading-pass catcher of the game for the winning side. With the bowl game ending on Friday, and Kamara coming so quickly after, it appears Kamara made the decision in his mind some time ago.

With opportunities to improve his stock in at the NFL combine and his pro day, Kamara will now shift his focus to preparation and fitness.

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