Alvin Kamara, running back, pick #67
Saints fans took a sideways glance when the team traded up for Alvin Kamara in the 3rd round. With so many issues on defense, it was a hard pill to swallow.
Kamara’s outstanding preseason performances seemed to have served as justification for the pick. In week 3, a late touchdown run gave fans a look at what he could do given the opportunity.
His final totals after that game were modest, but his 37 yards on 2 carries may be the turning point of his rookie season. It might end up being the statement the Saints needed to finally turn him loose, to get him more involved in the rushing attack.
With a healthy amount of touches, he could stand to make a lot of noise.