Football has a way of keeping you humble. Cam Akers learned that the hard way just a couple weeks ago. The Los Angeles Rams running back tore his Achilles and will miss the entire 2021 season after establishing himself as the lead back in Sean McVay’s offense last year. He averaged 92.1 rush yards and 113.1 scrimmage yards per game from Week 12 through the Divisional Round, setting himself up nicely for a big second season in 2021. I had Akers selected as a prime candidate to break through in 2021, but we’ll have to wait another year until he gets a chance to make that leap. In the meantime, here are six Year 2 running backs who are poised for a breakout season this fall.
Packers’ AJ Dillon, Ravens’ J.K. Dobbins among running backs poised for Year 2 breakout in 2021