Name: Akrum Wadley
Class: Redshirt Senior
With the 2018 Senior Bowl approaching and accepted invites rolling in by the day I will be profiling players attending and highlighting a facet of their game that makes them one of the best players in the nation at their respective position.
Today we have Iowa RB Akrum Wadley. Wadley has posted back-to-back 1,000-yard season for the Hawkeyes and will leave the school ranking in the Top 5 all-time for rushing yards and yards from scrimmage.
Due to his number (#25), size, frame, and game people will often throw Jamaal Charles or Lesean McCoy names around when they're looking for an NFL comparison. With Wadley, being one of the most elusive backs in the country I certainly understand the Shady comparison but I had another Pittsburgh back in mind. That being Dion Lewis. I think Wadley is a nice blend of Dion Lewis and Alvin Kamara. They all have this casual pace to their game, never in a hurry, always under control, displaying a special burst through the hole and the ability to layer moves together to evade defenders. One thing I've noticed with Kamara this year, and I see a little of this with Wadley, is his ability to never really take a direct hit from a defender as he's always contorting his upper half. Like Lewis and Kamara, Wadley is also a playmaking receiver out of the backfield.
Since elusiveness is Wadley's bread and butter let's take a peak at what he has to offer. Wadley has the most effortless spin move I think I've ever seen.
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