Cam Akers is playing behind one of the worst offensive lines in football and because of it he’s is flying under-the-radar heading into the 2020 NFL Draft.
Coming out of high school, Cam Akers was a 5-star recruit and ranked third nationally as a high prospect, second overall at the running back position, behind Alabama’s, Najee Harris. Akers had offers from every blue-chip school including visits to Ohio State, Michigan, and Georgia, before choosing to go to FSU. He now remains an intriguing option in the 2020 NFL Draft at the running back position.
Akers came out of the gate hot as a freshman racking up over 1,000 yards with an average of 5.3 yards-per-carry and eight total touchdowns. He was looking like the 5-star recruit that FSU expected him to be until he hit his sophomore slump. His sophomore year he appeared to have added some weight to his frame and as a consequence, saw a lack of explosion that made him so intriguing as a freshman.
Coming into his junior year he made the adjustments necessary appearing to have converted some of that weight to muscle regaining the elusiveness and burst that once made him so tantalizing as a prospect. Akers is stuck behind one of the worst offensive lines in the nation but was still able to have a productive year as a junior, rushing again for over 1,000 yards and an average of 5.0 yards-per-carry.
The 2020 running back class is loaded and teams look for a back shouldn’t have any issues finding one, even in the later rounds. With Akers falling under-the-radar (even though he shouldn’t be) teams will get great value from picking Akers likely around late day-two, early day-three when the NFL draft rolls around.