I hope you’re not sick of hearing 2017 third-rounder Alvin Kamara being liken to Reggie Bush and Darren Sproles. The comparisons will continue, and a red-zone drill session like the one he produced during Saturday’s training camp practice will keep the mentions alive.
The first-year tailback took two consecutive plays into the end zone against the first-team defense to give opposing defenses a glimpse of what might be coming their way during the regular season.
Kamara lined up as the single back behind Drew Brees. The play looked like it was supposed to go up the gut. The hole didn’t exist. Kamara improvised and bounced around the left edge of the offensive line. No one was catching Kamara as he scampered into the end zone.
Kamara lined up in the same spot on the play. Brees gave Kamara a playaction fake to the right. Kamara took his route to out the backfield to the route and made the reception. The Saints tailback then fought through a hit from A.J. Klein around the 2-yard line and dove into the end zone with an outreached arm for the score.
It appears that Kamara will take over as the team's passing down back, a role that has been filled by Sproles and Travaris Cadet in the last few years. He's a sleeper in PPR formats, but with Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson in the same offense, Kamara is going to have a tough time getting many carries.