Running back Alvin Kamara
The New Orleans Saints traded a second-round pick in next years draft to get a pick from the 49ers in the third round to selected Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara. A questionable move at the time because they had just signed Adrian Peterson.
Kamara was expected to be a Sproles-esque player and he has filled the role extremely well. So well, in fact, they traded Adrian Peterson for a conditional late round pick. Alvin started off slowly in the crowded backfield but has developed a steady role in the backfield.
He has exactly 500 scrimmage yards this year and is averaging almost 7 yards per touch. As a player, I was wanting the Buccaneers to target in the draft he has done very well for the division rival.
Alongside Mark Ingram, the Saints have a very capable one-two punch. The main reason why he should be a key contributor is Ingram fumbled twice last week. While he is the number one back on the depth chart Sean Payton doesn’t reward turnovers with more snaps. The Buccaneers defense has been bad against the run and doesn’t have any guys that can keep up with Kamara’s speed. Look for the play action and dump offs be utilized by the Saints offense.