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Cam Akers |

RB | Florida State | Minnesota Vikings
Ht: 5103 / 5' 10" | Wt: 217 | Upd: 07/13/2024


Birth Date: 06/22/1999
Age: 25
Original Team: LAR
NFL Entry: 20 02 052
NFL Exp: 4
Depth Chart Key: T/LAR
Team History: LAR MIN

Player History

07/20 LAR D/C signed
07/21 LAR NFI - torn Achilles out for year
12/21 LAR activated 15
09/23 MIN trade from LAR
11/23 MIN IR 10
03/24 MIN UFA
07/24 MIN UFA signed

Ourlads' Profile:

2020 Guide: What Ourlads' Scouting Services said about CAM AKERS: Florida State, 5103 217 4.45. Junior entry, three-year starter, Clinton, MS. Arrived in Tallahassee as one of the most sought after recruits in the country. Was a high school quarterback who was dominant on the ground but also produced through the air. Broke Dalvin Cook’s FSU freshman rushing record and ended his career as the 6th all-time leading rusher in program history. Was third-team All ACC in 2017, second-team in 2019. Has every-down capability in his running style. Sees the field exceptionally well, takes what the defense gives him, and gains plenty of yards after contact. Improved as a receiver all three years and plays with the team-first attitude that can inspire hope for his blocking potential, which was up and down. He has a ball security issue that absolutely must be fixed before he can be trusted in the NFL. He puts the ball in the wrong hand at an alarming rate, fumbling once every 65 touches in college. The offense was broken at Florida State over the last two years, so there is some unknown here if he gets put into a quality scheme with good blocking. Is an every-down back capable of filling every role that any scheme needs at the position. Excellent vision pre and post snap. Can see the whole field and shows minimal hesitation. Light but assertive feet that are always chopping through contact. A fall-forward back. Consistently picks up yards after contact, rarely taken down by the initial defender whether he is in a crowd or the open field. Has the breakaway speed in the open field and a quick understanding of angles. Can alter his running style based on the situation. Has a nose for the goal line. Outstanding hands and routes out of the backfield. Hips aren’t loose. Not a straight line burst runner when a crease appears unexpectedly. Inconsistent performances as a blocker. 2019 stats: 1144 yds, 5.0 ypc, 14 TD, 30 rec, 225 yds, 7.5 ypr, 4 TD. OSR:7/33. Third/fourth round. (A-30 5/8, H-9, BP-20, SS-4.42).