Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Curtis Akins

Inside LineBacker
School: Memphis | Conference: AAC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2.0 / 235 | 40: 4.52 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.27
Projected Round
7-FA
Pos: 
Physical linebacker best as a two-down defender. Instinctive, displays good awareness and plays with a nasty attitude. Quickly reads and diagnoses the action and moves well laterally in pursuit of the ball carrier. Strong open-field tackler. Nicely redirects to the action and works hard to get off blocks. Remains disciplined and quarterbacks the defense well.
Neg: 
Displays average quickness and minimal burst. Really does not play to his 40 time. Poor ball skills.
Analysis: 
Akins is a run-and-chase linebacker with size limitations and marginal playing speed. He's a potential late-round prospect who must shine on special teams to make a final roster.