The New Orleans Saints are stockpiling a mean backfield.
In the Saints' backfield, Kamara brings versatility and explosive ability to the table. A slashing runner with burst, the 5-foot-10 running back averaged 6.2 yards per carry in two seasons at Tennessee to go with 74 receptions for 683 yards. As a rookie, Kamara can be a weapon on third down in the passing game and splitting out of the backfield.
"This guy is in the Christian McCaffrey-type role," one scout told Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "McCaffrey has done it longer. Kamara has limited carries."
As we've discussed since the Saints added Peterson, Sean Payton utilized committee backfields to exploit each player's strength. Given what New Orleans paid to snag Kamara, you can bet the offensive guru has a plan to deploy the running back as a weapon on the ground and in the passing game.