University of Tennessee redshirt junior running back Alvin Kamara has decided to forgo his final year of eligibility and declare for the 2017 NFL Draft. He has signed with VaynerSports.
In his two seasons with the Volunteers he played in 24 games, where he rushed 210 times for 1294 total yards, averaging 6.2 yards per carry and 16 total touchdowns. He also hauled in 74 receptions for 7 touchdowns. Kamara started his collegiate career at Alabama before transferring to Hutchinson Community College in Kansas, and ultimately Tennessee.
WalterFootball.com has Kamara listed as the 4th overall running back in the 2017 NFL Draft, with a projected selection of the first or second round. He is compared to Jamaal Charles as a runner “in that both are fast slashers who are built with some power. Additionally, Kamara is a phenomenal receiver with great hands and route-running to also be used as a slot receiver.” He can also be utilized on special teams as a kick and punt returner.
VaynerSports was started by social media guru Gary Vaynerchuk with partners Brian McLaughlin, Mook Williams and AJ Vaynerchuk. For more on the first year agency, click here.