Florida State running back Cam Akers
The second option for the LA Rams running back is 5-foot-11 212 pound Cam Akers from the Florida State Seminoles. Akers is a polished rusher, possessing all the features sought by an NFL team to line up behind the quarterback.
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While Moss is a better Rams fit, Akers is a better overall NFL fit as a rusher. Akers was hampered by an ineffective offensive line at times, which created a willingness to get antsy feet and bound runs too often to the outside. When he finds the hole, he’s through for nice gains. He has the stop-start ability which can make a defender look silly on the highlight reel.
As a pass receiver, Akers shows good promise. He can catch the ball and get plenty of yards after the catch. He is also an adequate blocker, and can instinctively identify the most dangerous blitzer on the play to block.
Akers also has the ability to kick in the afterburners and outrun defenders. As one of just two players invited from Florida State to the 2020 NFL Combine, many are eager to see just how fast Akers time will be on several runs. Akers game films are inconsistent, oftentimes due to poor offensive line play. Akers is also projected to fall to day two of the NFL Draft, and could be there for the Rams on round three.