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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Alvin Kamara quickly became one of the best running backs in the NFL during his first two seasons with the New Orleans Saints. Since the Saints picked him in the third round in 2017, Kamara has scored 31 total touchdowns ...

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Alvin Kamara quickly became one of the best running backs in the NFL during his first two seasons with the New Orleans Saints.

Since the Saints picked him in the third round in 2017, Kamara has scored 31 total touchdowns and managed to take on a larger share of the workload than most running backs to previously play under coach Sean Payton, who frequently mixes personnel.



Even with Kamara as the top option, the Saints will lean on Latavius Murray as the No. 2 back after signing him to replace Mark Ingram, who signed with the Ravens in free agency. Behind Murray, the Saints have only Dwayne Washington, who looked good in his brief offensive opportunities last season but is primarily a special teams contributor.

Knowing how much Payton changes personnel from play to play, there’s always a chance the the Saints will look to bring in reinforcements in the backfield, so don’t be surprised if they seek another back in the draft later this month.


RUNNING BACKS

Saints depth chart

Alvin Kamara

Latavius Murray

Dwayne Washington

FB Zach Line

Potential Day 1 (first round) selections

Josh Jacobs, Alabama

Potential Day 2 (rounds 2-3) selections

Devin Singletary, FAU

David Montgomery, Iowa State

Damien Harris, Alabama

Darrell Henderson, Memphis

Justice Hill, Oklahoma State

Mike Webber, Ohio State

Miles Sanders, Penn State

Bennie Snell, Kentucky

Elijah Holyfield, Georgia

Bryce Love, Stanford

Dexter Williams, Notre Dame

Potential Day 3 (rounds 4-7) selections

Rodney Anderson, Oklahoma

LJ Scott, Michigan State

Myles Gaskin, Washington

Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M

Jalin Moore, Appalachian State

Wes Hills, Slippery Rock

Karan Higdon, Michigan

Jordan Scarlett Florida

Alexander Mattison, Boise State

Ryquell Armstead, Temple

Travis Homer, Miami

Devine Ozigbo, Nebraska

Nick Brossette, LSU

James Williams, Washington State

Tony Pollard, Memphis

Bruce Anderson, North Dakota State

Qadree Ollison, Pittsburgh

Ty Johnson, Maryland

Alex Barnes, Kansas State

Darwin Thompson, Utah State
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They will pick up a back in the later rounds.
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If Montgomery or Harris falls to our 5th, get either one with a quickness. Think T. Williams or Gaskin would be a steal with a 6th or 7th in this offense.
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Alex Mattison - Boise St.

Has a lot of patience in his running style. Good lower body strength.

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