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Cam Akers Is The Steal Of The 2020 NFL Draft

Cam Akers
Cam Akers is the steal of the 2020 NFL Draft. Akers has elite potential and nobody seems to be talking about him leading up to the draft. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

The 2020 NFL Draft is around the corner and Cam Akers is getting absolutely zero hype. One of the biggest mistakes draft experts make when scouting is that they rarely take circumstances into consideration. Cam Akers is a perfect example of this. If you’re smart, you will hop on the Akers train now before it’s too late. Cam Akers is the steal of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Cam Akers was one of the highest ranked recruits in the country coming out of high school. When I say that, I mean ever in the history of recruting ranks. Akers was a wildcat quarterback in high school that never really got tackled. He’s only been a full time running back for three years. Akers is just starting to learn the position. At Florida State, Akers would throw tantrums on the sidelines early in his true Freshman season because he was mad he got tackled. That’s how good he was in high school. It was like tackling him didn’t happen or something.

Florida State has been a mess the last 3 years. Akers’ best season came as a during that Freshman season with Jimbo Fisher. The former Seminole back run for 5.3 YPC that season. After that, the program fell apart. So did Akers’ production. Is that really on him? Go watch his offensive line this past year. It was UGLY. There’s a reason why Willie Taggart got whacked.

Akers’ combine performance really put a stamp on a player that I already really liked. It reminded me of when Christian McCaffrey was working out. Not quite on the level of McCaffrey but nobody has come close since. Cam Akers did. Humans don’t move like this. Akers’ twitch and movement skills are off the charts. There’s no scenario where he fails in the NFL.

Cam Akers has it all. 4.47 speed, strength (20 bench reps), short area quickness, and has the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. Akers is a true 3-down option and never needs to be taken off the field. Oh, and Akers has shown the ability to pass block and presents a trick play option as a former quarterback. What’s not to like?

There is little reason to spend a first round pick on a running back when someone like this is available in the later rounds. Fantastic backs in the past have been found after the first round. There’s too many to list. If you want comparisons, Cam Akers put up better workout numbers than Dalvin Cook did who preceded him at Florida State. I’m not saying Akers id Dalvin. What I am saying is that Akers has star potential and he’s on nobody’s radar.

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