Alvin Kamara has been a revelation for Tennessee this season, but the Vols may have to move forward without him after 2016.
Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller reports that the redshirt junior running back is likely to forgo his senior season in Knoxville and enter the 2017 NFL Draft.
Miller incorrectly noted that Kamara has played well since Jalen Hurd left the program. Kamara has not played since Hurd announced he was transferring last week.
However, Hurd’s decreased role in Tennessee’s offense before his transfer did lead to more touches for Kamara before he suffered a knee injury against Alabama.
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
Kamara is back at practice this week and could play against Kentucky this weekend.
He has 313 rushing yards and 3 rushing touchdowns on the season. He’s averaging 4.9 yards per carry. He has also caught 22 passes for 260 yards and 3 touchdowns.