Akrum Wadley makes the most sense out of everyone on this list considering he is already “playing” in the American Alliance of Football League today. However, he is a little far from his college roots as he is playing with the Atlanta Legend. The playing is in quotations though because for some reason he was inactive for Atlanta’s first game. Instead, former Notre Dame back Tarean Folston received the start, and he was backed up by Lawrence Pittman from Wingate University and former Georgia Tech back Justin Thomas.
If he isn’t going to play with the Legends, then why not trade him or let him sign (however that works in the AAF) with a new Iowa AAF team?
Wadley would be a huge draw for an AAF team. He’s only one year removed from all the dazzling plays that left Iowa football fans in awe, and he would provide general star power needed to create buzz around an AAF franchise much like Ricky Stanzi would.
To be honest, if it wasn’t for Wadley’s lack of top-end speed (he ran a 4.54 40-yard dash) and his diminutive size he would have a role in the NFL today, and if we are being really honest, I still don’t quite understand why he doesn’t. During his preseason with the Titans, he showed explosive playmaking abilities that made him loved with the Iowa football team, yet he was still cut in the last round of preseason cuts and never latched on with a team after.
Can you imagine a backfield of Stanzi, Daniels, and Wadley playing back in Iowa again? Fans would go crazy, and I would too.
If the AAF continues to show signs of success, there is a possibility that Iowa is a sought out location for expansion in the future.