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Rams draft picks 2020: LA selects Cam Akers with 52nd pick

The LA Rams have a back to take a spot vacated by Todd Gurley, though expectations don’t have to be that high

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The L.A. Rams have selected running back Cam Akers with the 52nd pick in the NFL draft.


Akers, 5’10, 217 pounds, started for three seasons at Florida State. He rushed for 1,144 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior last year, with 30 catches for 225 yards and four more touchdowns tacked on.

He ran a 4.47 40-yard dash at the combine, and posted a 35.5” vertical jump and 10’2 broad jump.

Akers was the fourth running back off the board after the Kansas City Chiefs selected Clyde Edwards-Helaire, the Detroit Lions selected D’Andre Swift, and the Indianapolis Colts selected Jonathan Taylor. The Rams have several needs that were seen as perhaps being higher than running back, and they’ve got three more picks after the Akers selection to fill them. For now it seems as though Darrell Henderson has more than just competition next season.



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Rams 2020 draft picks:

  • Round 2, (pick 52): RB Cam Akers, FSU
  • Round 2, (pick 57): WR Van Jefferson, Florida
  • Round 3, (pick 84): LB Terrell Lewis, Alabama
  • Round 3, (pick 104): S Terrell Burgess, Utah
  • Round 4, (pick 136): TE Brycen Hopkins, Purdue
  • Round 6, (pick 199): S Jordan Fuller, Ohio State

2020 NFL draft schedule:

ABC, ESPN and NFL Network will televise the draft.

Thursday, April 23

5 p.m. PT (Round 1 - 10 minutes per pick)

Friday, April 24

4-9 p.m. PT (Round 2 - seven minutes per pick; Round 3 - five minutes per pick)

Saturday, April 25

9 am PT (Rounds 4 and 5 - five minutes per pick; Round 7 - four minutes per pick)