(Eagan, MN) — The Minnesota Vikings announce the team has traded a conditional sixth-round pick in the 2026 NFL Draft in exchange for RB Cam Akers and a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2026 NFL Draft. The completion of this trade is pending Akers passing a physical.
Akers, who is in his fourth season, joins the Vikings via trade from the Los Angeles Rams, where he had spent his entire career. Selected in the second-round (52nd overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft, Akers has appeared in 30 games in his career, making 15 starts. He has tallied 1,443 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns on 360 attempts, adding 250 receiving yards and a score on 27 receptions. Vikings Head Coach Kevin O’Connell, Offensive Coordinator Wes Phillips and Quarterbacks Coach Chris O’Hara were on the Rams offensive coaching staff during Akers’ tenure in Los Angeles.
A native of Clinton, Miss., Akers spent three seasons at Florida State, averaging 958 rushing yards per season, a mark that ranked third in program history.
(info courtesy of Vikings)