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NFL Analysts Think 1 RB Improved His Draft Stock At Combine

Florida State star Cam Akers takes a knee before a game.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 26: Runningback Cam Akers #3 of the Florida State Seminoles take a knee before the game against the Syracuse Orange at Doak Campbell Stadium on Bobby Bowden Field on October 26, 2019 in Tallahassee, Florida. The Seminoles defeated the Orange 35 to 17. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)

On Friday night, the NFL Combine showcased the top running backs in the country. Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor generated a ton of buzz during the 40-yard dash, but he wasn't the only player from that position group that put on a show.

Florida State running back Cam Akers had an impressive performance last night at Lucas Oil Stadium. He tested so well that analysts around the league believe his stock is on the rise.

Akers ran an official 4.47 during the 40-yard dash. Only four tailbacks had a better time than Akers, which should help his stock and erase any concerns about his breakaway speed.

The former star for the Seminoles posted a 35.5 inch vertical and 4.42 time during the 20-yard shuttle. NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah had nothing but praise for Akers, saying " I wouldn't be shocked if he ended up being the second or third back to go off the board."

Akers was productive at Florida State for three-straight seasons.

This past season, Akers had 1,144 rushing yards, 224 receiving yards and 18 total touchdowns.

D'Andre Swift, J.K. Dobbins and Jonathan Taylor are considered the top running backs available in this year's NFL Draft. However, a strong showing at his pro day could launch Akers into the top three.