LA Chargers: Austin Ekeler and the five best pass-catching running backs

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4. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints

In terms of all-around ability, Alvin Kamara probably belongs to be second on this list. There is only one running back on this list that is a better all-around back, but today, we are focusing on the pass-catching aspect.

In terms of pure playmaking ability, it does not get much better than Kamara. Kamara is one of the best in the NFL with the ball in his hand and has been a critical part of the Saints’ offensive success in recent years.

And while he still has gone off for the big-game here and there, he has taken a step back in his pass-catching production, which drops him to fourth on this list.

Kamara had an insane rookie season catching the football in which he had 81 receptions for 826 yards. In fact, he has had exactly 81 receptions in all three of his NFL seasons.

Over the last two seasons, though, Kamara ranks fourth in receiving yards, 11th in receiving touchdowns, fourth in yards per game and second in total receptions.

Quite frankly, the gap between numbers four through two on this list is very small and with Kamara coming off his worst pass-catching season (albeit still great), he comes in at fourth.

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