One NFL Scout Believes Alvin Kamara is Overrated

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    Ever since the 2016 football season ended, former Vol running back Alvin Kamara’s draft stock has soared. Kamara has typically been pegged as a second-round draft pick, but some scouts and mock drafts have him being taken as high as the late first round.

    One scout, however, isn’t sold on Kamara at all.

    Greg Gabriel spent nine years as scouting director for the Chicago Bears and has over 30 years of experience in the scouting world. Gabriel now covers the NFL Draft for Pro Football Weekly and is an analyst for 670 The Score in Chicago. Without being prompted, Gabriel offered up his thoughts on who he believes to be the most overrated players in the upcoming NFL Draft:

    Gabriel would go on to specify what exactly makes Kamara overrated in his eyes:

    Davis Webb played quarterback for Cal and has seen a similar rise in stock to Kamara. But it appears Gabriel isn’t buying in to the hype for either draft prospect.

    Kamara finished his Tennessee career with 1,294 rushing yards on just 210 carries and caught 74 passes for 683 yards in 24 games. Kamara scored a combined 24 touchdowns while at Tennessee (16 rushing, 7 receiving, 1 punt return). Kamara also posted a 4.56 second 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine and was the top performer among all running backs in the vertical and broad jump.

    Despite Gabriel’s misgivings about Kamara, it’s likely Kamara will still be taken somewhere in the first two rounds of the draft. Only time will tell if Gabriel’s assessment turns out to be accurate.

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