Vols running back Alvin Kamara visits Vikings, Panthers

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Perhaps you’ve heard, the Vikings made a move at running back this offseason.

They took a look at a possible replacement yesterday, bringing Tennessee’s Alvin Kamara in for a visit, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Kamara has also been checked out by the Panthers, and could surprise people come draft day. While the conventional wisdom is that Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook and Christian McCaffrey are the top three backs, some think Kamara could sneak into that group in the first round.

While he doesn’t have the same kind of rushing stat lines as those three, he has the kind of receiving ability to make him a three-down back. He only had 284 touches in two years at Tennessee, but scored 23 touchdowns and averaged 6.2 yards per carry. He only had 103 rush attempts last year, but 19 of those runs gained 10 yards or more.

The Vikings, of course, are looking for help there after letting Adrian Peterson go this offseason, and the former MVP still hasn’t found a new home.

8 responses to “Vols running back Alvin Kamara visits Vikings, Panthers

  1. Butch Jones absolutely had no idea how to use this guy at UT. In fact, Butch Jones had no idea how to use any of his weapons. Great recruiter, not so great on game day.

  2. The Vikings won’t be able to draft him, most likely. They would have to use way too much draft capital to leap over many, many teams. If he was to slide down, maybe. That would only happen if he was missing a leg.

    Then again, don’t put it past Spielman to do something stupid. He had Whitehair (OL) staring him right in the face and he didn’t draft him. Whitehair did alright for the Bears in 2016.

    – Vikings fan

  3. It’s no longer odd that the usual suspects on this site immediately denigrate the drafting capabilities of the Packers.

    They’re haters. That’s it. I’m guessing they enjoyed dipping cats tails in gasoline as juveniles and lighting them on fire. That’s the vision I have of them. Anonymous cowards. I’ll bet I’m not too far off.

    The Vikings have drafted ahead of the Packers for as long as I can remember. Ted Thompson showed up in Green Bay about twelve years ago. The Vikings have a .133 “winning” percentage against the Packers in this decade, a period of seven years and fifteen games. What bragging rights whatsoever do the Vikings provide to their fans? Most arrests? Costliest stadium boondoggle? They have provided nothing. Zilch. Zero. “Donuts.”

    Eat your donuts, haters.

  4. 250dollarnflowner says:
    Apr 6, 2017 10:03 AM
    meanwhile in turd bay, ted is looking at drafting more WR’s that played basketball and tight ends\
    This article had nothing to do with the packers. It is about the vikings, so why can’t vikings fans just talk about their own team on their own team’s article? A vikings fan mentions the packers before a vikings fan actually talks about the vikings. Makes no sense.

    I don’t post here often, but I do feel bad for ariani. Nobody responds to him. he spends so much time bashing the packers that NOBODY, not packers fans or vikings fans EVER acknowledge a word the guy says. Sad little life you must have ariani. You’re so bad at trolling that even the worst vikings trolls totally ignore you. Why you don’t just give it up is beyond me.

  5. stellarperformance says:
    Apr 7, 2017 8:59 AM
    The Vikings have a .133 “winning” percentage against the Packers in this decade.
    Or the Vikings have a 45ish percent lifetime win rate against the packers. But that stat doesn’t fit your narrative.

    Funny, you’ll claim lifetime trophies but choose to cite ten years worth of stats. Pathetic.

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