Buffalo Bills: 4 running back to target in the 2020 NFL Draft
By Casey Reed
Brandon Beane will be looking for a back that can win in short yardage situations and Cam Akers defines the term power back. He is a bowling ball when running downhill and constantly falls forward to grab those extra yards. Akers seemed wasted in a Florida State offense whose offensive line was atrocious during his time there. He was the lone bright spot for FSU during the 2019 season, ending his campaign with 1,144 rushing yards and averaged 5.0 yards per carry, with 14 rushing touchdowns as well while also being productive in the passing game.
Akers only downside might not be his fault, the scheme and coaching at FSU seemed to stunt his growth. He ran behind a terrible offensive line that made him try too much in the run game, leading to a lot of mental mistakes
Akers seemed like a wasted talent at FSU and might need time to change some of the bad habits that he developed. He’s the prototype running back that can easily come in and pick up those short yardage runs that the Bills needed last year, instead of using Josh Allen’s legs. Akers will have to take time to evolve and learn an NFL system, but a late round pick used on Akers could offer benefits for a Bills team that needs that power running back.