In the quest for another Super Bowl appearance and the lifting of a Lombardi Trophy, the LA Rams will need to look deep into the 2023 NFL Draft and answer one big question: who will the team look to for help at the running back position.
Cam Akers looks to be on borrowed time with the Rams. A solid running back who has made a remarkable recovery from a torn Achilles.
The LA Rams need to look to the far Northeast, specifically Syracuse, for a replacement for Akers.
Sean Tucker was born on October 25, 2001, in Owings Mills, Maryland. He attended Calvert Hall in Towson, Maryland, where he played football and also ran track. Considered one of the top running back prospects in Maryland by ESPN (#14), 247Sports (#27), and Rivals (#27), Tucker was eventually recruited by Syracuse assistant coach Reno Ferri.
The LA Rams look for RB in the 2023 NFL Draft
During his breakout 2021 season, Tucker totaled 1,496 rushing yards during the regular season, fourth best among all Division I FBS players.
He became the first player in program history to rush for over 1,000 yards in eight games or less and set the program record for most 100-yard games, and most consecutive 100 yards games at seven. Tucker broke Joe Morris’s 42-year record for Syracuse’s most single-season rushing yards in a game against NC State.
Tucker was named to the Associated Press midseason All-America first team. ESPN college football analyst Trevor Matich named Tucker one of four candidates for the Heisman Trophy. He was the semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award as well as the Maxwell Award.
Tucker was named first-team all-ACC, first-team All-American by Football Writers Association of America, ESPN, and second-team All-American by the AP, the Walter Camp Football Foundation, as well as the American Football Coaches Association.