When you think of physicality in football, you usually think of a gifted linebacker that lays the wood. For the 2017 Florida State football team, physicality has been hard to come by. Most Noles have a great appreciation of Derwin James as he does everything on defense. I think he is the most physical defense player but not the most physical player on the team. The most physical player on the team is on the offensive side of the ball.
One of the adjustments in the second half was for tight ends and running backs to chip on the defensive ends for pass protection. Cam Akers as you can see above took the adjustment very serious. If you have watched him block at all he has been very physical all year, and when he does carry the ball, he carries it with a purpose. If a cut or move isn’t available he does not avoid contact. With a terrible offensive line, he almost has no choice to be physical if he wants success.
What is your opinion, do you think there is a more physical player than Cam? If you think another players is more deserving leave a comment below.