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Florida State’s Cam Akers makes NFL all-Combine team

The FSU running back turned heads at the NFL combine.

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The National Football League released its 2020 all-Combine offense. This list is not meant to say which players will be stars in the NFL; instead it’s created to highlight which players excelled in the annual pre-Draft workout:

Going into the NFL Combine, there were questions about Akers. Due to the inconsistencies of Florida State’s offensive line, Akers was unable to display his full potential while in Tallahassee. That’s why events like Pro Days and the Combine were created—to help players showcase their skills. And showcase is exactly what Akers did.

As covered in Tomahawk Nation’s Combine results article, Cam first caught scouts’ attention when he put up a respectable 4.47 seconds in the 40 yard dash:

From there, the buzz surrounding Akers began to grow as every drill highlighted the talent of FSU’s record holding running back:

But the one that set Twitter ablaze was when Akers took part in the “Duce Staley” drill, which “tests the runner’s ability to change direction in a small space”:

Combine results can propel players to a higher selection in the Draft, although it isn’t guaranteed. However, one thing’s for certain, the rest of the nation is now aware of what FSU fans have known since 2016: Cam Akers is a special player with elite talent.