2015 NFL DRAFT
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Kevin Akins

Height: 6-2 | Weight: 218 | College: Boston College
 
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Overview

A jack-of-all-trades for the Eagles, Akin was recruited as a running back, and has since seen action at outside linebacker, strong safety, cornerback and even kick returner. Despite being moved around throughout his career, the versatile Akins' tendency to make plays stands out. He leaves Boston College with 132 career tackles, including 21 tackles for loss, 15.5 sacks and five interceptions. If Akins can impress at the Combine, his instincts and knack for making big plays could inspire a creative defensive coordinator or eager special teams coach to grab Akins in the late rounds.

Analysis

Positives: Rangy athlete with the frame to add an additional 10-15 pounds of muscle mass. … Instinctive defender. … Always around the ball. … Good straight-line speed for the position. … Brings rare agility and coverage ability to the position. … Effective open-field tackler who isn't afraid of taking on bigger ballcarriers. … Willing to mix it up with blockers. … Effective blitzer. … Times blitzes and stunts well and has a closing burst to make the play. … Versatile defender capable of making an immediate contribution on special teams.

Negatives: A classic "tweener." … Lacks the bulk and experience at linebacker to warrant anything more than a late-round gamble. … Good aggression to take on blocks, but gets washed out if engaged. … Relies on running around blocks and though he'll make the tackle, often has to do it downfield.

2007 Season

Finished the season with 32 total tackles (26 solos, 6 assists), 5 tackles-for-loss, 4 sacks, two interceptions, a pass break-up and a quarterback hurry … recorded his second interception of the season and returned it for a career-long 17 yards during the third quarter of the Champs Sports Bowl against Michigan State, helping the team to its first 11-win season since 1940 … had his biggest sack of the season, bringing down quarterback Sean Glennon for a loss of 11 yards against Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship … finished the game with two solo stops … in his third-consecutive start at linebacker, tallied a career-high three TFLs for eleven yards which included two sacks, helping the defense keep Miami to 281 net yards in BC's 28-14 victory … finished the game with five tackles (four solo) … had a clutch interception (his first of the season, third on his career) and returned it for eight yards in the fourth quarter, setting up a go-ahead field goal during the thrilling comeback win at Clemson, earning the team its first trip to the ACC Championship … recorded a season-high five solo tackles and was able to hit quarterback Cullen Harper two times … got start as linebacker at Maryland and contributed a solo tackle in team's 71-total tackle performance … had two solo tackles in game against Florida State … marked two total tackles and the first pass breakup of his career in defensive effort that held Virginia Tech within range to stage a BC come-from-behind win in the fourth quarter … registered three total tackles (one solo) in 53 team tackle effort at Notre Dame … marked two total tackles (one solo) in dominant defensive team effort against Bowling Green … recorded two solo tackles in 37-17 win over Army … contributed two solo tackles in game at Georgia Tech … had two solo tackles in win over NC State … .registered three solo tackles and credited with one sack in the season opener vs. Wake Forest.

2006 Season

Played in all 13 games; made one start - vs. Duke … finished the season with 36 tackles (29 solos, 7 assists) … recorded team-highs in tackles for loss (8.5) and sacks (7.5) … had three tackles in season opener at Central Michigan … recorded five tackles, including 1.0 sack and forced one fumble in win over BYU … contributed 1.0 sack at North Carolina State … blocked a punt, which helped lead to a team safety, and recorded one tackle against Maine … had 2.0 sacks and six solo tackles against Virginia Tech … made four tackles (two solo) in win at Florida State … had three stops (two solo) including 0.5 tackle for loss and 0.5 sack and made one interception against Buffalo … made four solo tackles including 1.0 tackle for loss at Wake Forest … added four stops (two solo) including 1.0 tackle for loss against Duke … at Miami, had two solo tackles, including 1.0 sack for an eight yard loss and contributed one forced fumble … made one assisted tackle against Navy in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.

2005 Season

Played in all 12 games; made one start - at Wake Forest … finished the season with 20 tackles, including 13 solo stops … recorded 1.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and one interception … saw his first collegiate action in the season opener at Brigham Young, where he registered one solo tackle and one assist … picked up one solo tackle and one assist against Army … recorded two solo tackles against Ball State … made his first career interception in the second quarter of a home win over Virginia; also had a career-best five tackles (four solos) and one tackle for loss against the Cavaliers … earned his first career start in the Wake Forest game, where he tallied two assists and 0.5 tackle for loss … recorded three solo tackles at Virginia Tech … tallied three tackles (two solos) at Maryland … made one unassisted stop against Boise State in the MPC Computers Bowl.

2004 Season

Redshirted.

High School

Earned All-State Class AAAA second-team honors as a senior running back at North Penn High School … Also a defensive standout who earned All-Area honors at defensive back … Selected to the Harrisburg Patriot News Platinum 33 … Ran for 2,065 yards and 24 touchdowns in his senior season … Rushed for a season-high 210 yards to lead the Knights to victory in the PIAA Class AAAA title game, the school's first-ever state title … Played for head coach Dick Beck … Was selected to play in the 47th annual Big 33 Football Classic; the game pits Pennsylvania All-Stars against Ohio All-Stars … Also starred as a sprinter on North Penn's track team.

Personal

Kevin T. Akins, born May 16, 1986 … Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences … Kevin is the son of Zelda and Ronnie Akins; has three younger brothers.

 
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