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PFF calls Akrum Wadley one of ten UDFAs expected to make an impact

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Will he make the roster?

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The Titans still haven’t officially announced their undrafted free agent class, but it is safe to assume at this point that Akrum Wadley is a member of it. He is a guy that had back to back 1,000 yard rush seasons for Iowa. Wadley also caught 62 passes for the Hawkeyes in the last 2 seasons. He seems to be a good fit for what Matt LaFleur wants in a running back.

Pro Football Focus put out a list of 10 UDFAs would could make an impact in 2018. Wadley is on that list. Here are their comments:

Former Iowa running back Akrum Wadley is a bit one-dimensional given his small stature (5-foot-10, 184 pounds) and underwhelming play between the tackles, but his potential as a pass-catcher is significant enough for him to make in impact early in his career.

Wadley earned 81.7-plus receiving grades in each of his past two seasons with the Hawkeyes, leaning on his quick feet to turn short passes into long gains. In 2017, he averaged 1.61 yards gained per route run, ranking sixth among draft-eligible running backs with 20-plus targets.

The Tennessee Titans may already have their go-to third-down back in Dion Lewis, but Wadley can step in as a key depth piece behind Lewis, especially if he improves in pass protection and flashes his pass-catching talents in camp.

I said yesterday in my initial 53-man roster prediction that Wadley is making this team. Now, he will probably need to prove in camp and the preseason that he can contribute on special teams, but if he does, he could be the heir apparent to Dion Lewis.