Former FSU running back Cam Akers felt he was underrated going into the NFL Combine. That’s not the case now as he raised his stock with his performance.
Cam Akers was one of the top high school players in the nation coming out of high school in 2017. The five-star recruit was expected to do big things following Dalvin Cook at FSU.
However, a horrendous offensive line and incompetent coaching probably only allowed FSU fans to see a fraction of what Akers brought to the table.
Nevertheless, he put up impressive stats, rushing for nearly 3,000 yards and averaging 4.9 yards on each run.
What’s crazy is, Akers only averaged one yard before receiving contact from opposing defenses in 2019.
Cam Akers: 3.9 of his 4.9 yards per carry occurred AFTER contact this season. pic.twitter.com/YFe0iBTIAD
— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) February 28, 2020
Akers’ first game in the garnet and gold was likely the highest-profile game he played in when the Noles took on Alabama in the 2017 opener. He flew under the radar with the Noles going 18-20 in his three seasons.
However, he made himself some money with his performance at the NFL Combine this week. He showed strength, explosiveness and tested better than former FSU football great Dalvin Cook.
Let’s look at how Cam Akers improved his draft stock.