Bleacher Report calls Iowa RB Akrum Wadley ‘future draft steal’

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Iowa’s Akrum Wadley isn’t likely to be a first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Many media outlets project the senior running back to go in the middle rounds.

Regardless of where a team drafts Wadley after this season, one website believe he’ll make an immediate impact.

The video goes onto explain why the 5-foot-11, 191-pound Wadley deserves this sort of praise. For starters, he rushed for more than 1,000 yards and caught 36 passes last season, making him a dual-threat option out of the backfield. He’s also viewed as a three-down back that can produce after contact. Finally, he should be fresh by the time he joins an NFL organization after splitting carries for some of his career.

“The Kansas City Chiefs found a steal in running back Kareem Hunt in the third round of the 2017 NFL draft,” the narrator said. “And in today’s copycat league, everyone will be looking for their own version. Iowa’s Akrum Wadley has the tools to be that guy.”

Hunt, who played at Toledo, has rushed for 140 more yards than any NFL running back through 4 games this year. Once an unknown player, he now has every team scrambling to figure out ways to contain him.

And while Wadley is more well known than Hunt around college football, he could have similar success at the next level.

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