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ESPN Fantasy Projection: The Rams selected Akers with the 52nd pick of April's draft. The tough and elusive Akers measures in at 5-foot-10, 217 pounds with solid speed (4.47 40-yard dash) and good strength (20 bench reps). Despite lacking some big-play ability and having to do most of his damage after contact last season (5.0 YPC, 1.7 YBC), Akers posted one of the best YAC/forced missed tackle profiles in this year's rookie class. The Florida State product will open his career in a wide-open competition with second-year back Darrell Henderson and Malcolm Brown to replace Todd Gurley. He might not do much as a receiver, but if Akers is able to claim a majority of the carries and goal-line work, he could quickly join the RB2 discussion. Grab him in the middle rounds.