Potential Eagles targets at running back prior to NFL trade deadline

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Cam Akers would make the Eagles rushing attack almost unstoppable.

Running back Cam Akers and the Los Angeles Rams have allegedly reached an agreement that a fresh start would be in the best interest of both sides. This leaves the door open for Akers to jump from playoff contender to playoff contender, and Akers could establish himself as part of an already impressive committee in Philadelphia.

Akers was a second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and has appeared in only 19 of the Rams’ 39 games since then, including 16 in 2021 due to a torn Achilles tendon.

Akers has only carried the ball 201 times in his career, resulting in 779 yards, with an average of 3.9 yards per carry. He’s also reached the end zone three times.

While neither Cam Akers nor the Rams have met expectations, Akers is still only 23 years old, and the Eagles could likely acquire him for anywhere from a fourth to a sixth-round pick, either in 2023 or 2024… hopefully.

The running back would only count for $1.7 million in 2022 and just under $2 million in 2023. A small price to pay for a 23-year-old who had 14 touchdowns and over 1100 rushing yards in his final season at Florida State with the Seminoles.