Shifty Running Back: Akrum Wadley
Weight: 191 lbs
40 Yd Dash: 4.54
Draft Round: Undrafted Free Agent
Akrum Wadley is my pick to most likely make the Titans final 53 man roster. I highly recommend going and watching his college game film, this man is amazingly shifty. Wadley has a crazy side step and all around great lateral movement that seems to fool seven out of ten of the defenders he goes up against. He has a lot of recorded missed tackles and will continue to keep that stat up in the NFL. A spin move that allows him to slip through a lot of defenders arms and the quickness to hit the smallest holes that are given to him.
As a defender, this is one player you do not want to try and tackle in the open field. Wadley will make a highlight reel alone of defenders trying to stop him in the open field. He is the guy you never want to play a game of tag with since he will never be it! One aspect that should be very attractive to the Titans is his ability to come out of the backfield and play a huge role in the passing game. Although he has the amazing ability to avoid being hit, he also welcomes contact and is not afraid to lower his shoulder when he does not see a window, he will try to create a window for himself with his body then try to roll out of it.
During the 2016 and 2017 season, Wadley racked up an impressive combined 2190 yards on the ground with twenty touchdowns. He also combined an additional 668 yards through the air out of the backfield with six touchdowns. Wadley should slide easily into the 3rd RB roster spot behind Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis. Keep a close eye out for him in the 2018 season because if you don’t he will sidestep and be in the end zone already!
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