NFL Comparisons for Michigan’s Running Back Donovan Edwards

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High-End Comparison: Alvin Kamara

When envisioning the upper echelons of Donovan Edwards’ NFL trajectory, one cannot help but draw parallels to Alvin Kamara, who has been a dynamic playmaker for the New Orleans Saints. Standing at a compact 5’10” and weighing in at 212 pounds, Kamara possesses a build that combines power and agility. He plays faster than his 40-yard dash time of 4.56 seconds underscoring his explosive acceleration and game-changing speed.

Alvin Kamara was selected by the New Orleans Saints with the 67th pick in the 2017 NFL draft. He smashed all expectations from his draft slot and is arguably the best running back from his class. He even posted 826 receiving yards during his rookie season, according to Pro Football Reference.

Notably, Edwards boasts a similar physical profile, and with a 40-yard dash clocking somewhere in the 4.5 seconds range, Edwards showcases his own impressive burst. Kamara’s agility and elusiveness have transformed him into a perennial threat, capable of evading defenders with finesse – a trait Edwards shares.

Kamara’s elite balanced rushing and receiving skills, showcase what Edwards can aspire to be in the NFL. Edwards’ potential to serve as a multi-dimensional weapon, a full-time running back and a weapon in the passing game is very similar to Kamara. If Edwards continues his upward trajectory and adapts seamlessly to the NFL, he could mirror Kamara’s rise to stardom.