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Payton compares Alvin Kamara to Marshall Faulk

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 1: Alvin Kamara #6 of the Tennessee Volunteers avoids a tackle by Drew Smith #55 of the Northwestern Wildcats during the first half of the Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

  • New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton told reporters Sunday that he sees similarities between third-round rookie RB Alvin Kamara and Marshall Faulk. “There's some traits that Kamara has that remind me – in regards to his intelligence, his ability to run routes,” Payton said. Payton was Faulk’s running backs coach at San Diego State during the 1992 and 1993 seasons.
  • Kamara flashed potential as a receiver out of the backfield in 2016, being one of the more efficient backs in the draft class running routes. His 2.40 yards per route run ranked fourth and his receiving grade of 85.6 was eighth-best by a running back.
  • Kamara was also one of the hardest running backs to tackle in college football last season. His elusive rating of 132.1 was the best in the draft class, and he forced 50 missed tackles (26 running and 24 receiving) on just 143 touches.

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