The Detroit Lions snared a running back with their second-round pick, filling the gap left by Reggie Bush's departure and potentially giving the team new life at the return position.
Ameer Abdullah, the tough-running Nebraska Product, will likely compete with Joique Bell in the backfield, and potentially threaten the job security of second-year player Theo Riddick.
AnalysisAbdullah had a very nice career in Lincoln, starting 33 of the 53 games he played in as a Cornhusker. He finished with 4,588 yards (5.64 yards per carry) and scored 39 touchdowns. He also caught 73 passes for 690 yard and seven more scores. Abdullah was also a very good punt returner. This is a nice change of pace back who can do a lot of different things. He’s bulky and compact at 205-pounds. Abdullah runs with a low center of gravity. He may not test off the charts in terms of speed but he’s football fast. He has excellent short area quickness, can be explosive and is tough to bring down in the open field.
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