Philadelphia Eagles: 3 mid-round running back options in the NFL Draft

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Cam Akers

And last but not least, we have Cam Akers out of Florida State University.

Measuring in at 5-foot-11, 212 pounds, Akers is a deceptive rusher who can find the cutback lane and break open long runs for touchdowns.

Though his Seminoles squads never quite rose to the level of their mid-2010s counterparts, that was not on Akers, as he ran for 2,875 yards on 586 carries and 27 touchdowns. Akers also caught 69 passes over his three seasons in Tallahassee, to go with seven more touchdowns on through the air.

In his last season at FSU, Akers ran the ball 231 times for 1,144 yards and 14 touchdowns. Akers is another big workhorse back that is an every-down type of player. He also made big plays in the passing game, as he recorded 30 catches for 225 yards and four touchdowns.

Though his size and style of play don’t mirror Howard’s bruising ways between the tackles, Akers can certainly help to replace his production while adding another dimension to the Eagles’ offense as a receiver.

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Which of these players would you like to see in midnight green next season? Is there another running back in the 2020 NFL Draft that you would prefer to see the Philadelphia Eagles draft? Let us know in the comments section below!