The NFL Draft stock for former Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara is high.
One expert believes it will get higher.
Kamara is believed to be a possible first-round pick, draft expert Mike Mayock recently told SEC Country. But Yahoo senior NFL writer Charles Robinson took is a step further, saying he expects Kamara to be firmly into the top tier of running backs, and soon.
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) February 21, 2017
LSU’s Leonard Fournette and Florida State’s Dalvin Cook have long been considered, by far, the cream of a top-heavy crop of running backs.
To suggest anyone is with them — let alone a 5-foot-10, 215-pound running back who barely reached 100 carries in his 2 seasons in Knoxville — is a bit of a surprise.
CBS Sports has Kamara at No. 60, firmly behind Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey, who is at No. 24.
For what it’s worth, ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. did not have Kamara among his first 32 selections in his latest mock draft. Meanwhile, counterpart Todd McShay has Kamara going 29th to the Green Bay Packers. The latest SEC Country Mock Draft has Kamara going No. 49 to the Washington Redskins in the second round, while Bleacher Report tabs him at No. 39.
The Vols haven’t had a tailback selected in the first round since Jamal Lewis went No. 5 overall to the Baltimore Ravens in the 2000 NFL Draft.
The 2017 NFL Scouting Combine is Feb. 28 through March 6 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The NFL Draft is April 27-29 in Philadelphia.
Thickening the plot was a report Tuesday from Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal regarding Kamara’s representation.
Tennessee RB & NFL Draft prospect Alvin Kamara has left VaynerSports and is currently without an agent.
— Liz Mullen (@SBJLizMullen) February 21, 2017