Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Akrum Wadley

Running back
School: Iowa | Conference: BIG 10
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-10 / 194 | 40: 4.55 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.37
Projected Round
6th
Bio: 
First-year starter who was named Third Team All-Big Ten and led Iowa with 252 carries, 1,109 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in 2017, adding 28 receptions for 353 yards and three scores and earning an invitation to the Senior Bowl. Earned Third Team All-Big Ten honors and paced the Hawkeyes with 1,081 rushing yards as a junior, tying for the team lead with 10 rushing touchdowns and catching 36 passes for 315 yards and three TDs. Totaled 590 yards and eight touchdowns in 2015.
Pos: 
Quick, elusive ball carrier with the ability to create yardage. Shifty, incredibly effective in the open field and shows the ability to string together multiple moves over the course of a single run. Quick-footed, sidesteps defenders and makes them miss altogether. Patient, waits for blocks to develop and displays an outstanding burst through the hole. Keeps his feet moving, works runs and loses little momentum changing direction. Will pick and choose his spots on the inside and possesses outstanding vision. Solid pass catcher out of the backfield.
Neg: 
Small and easily tackled by a single defender. Not a ball carrier who can run to daylight.
Analysis: 
Wadley possesses a well-rounded game, and his ability to create yardage and catch the ball out of the backfield make him perfectly suited as a third-down back and situational runner at the next level.