Nebraska’s Abdullah could be steal in second round

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on February 20, 2015 – 11:50 am

ameer-Abdullah-300INDIANAPOLIS–Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah is one of the most complete backs in a draft class deep at the position, but Abdullah’s smallish 5-9, 195 could make him a steal for a team in the second round.

Abdullah entertained the media on Friday with an impressive interview, just as he impressed scouts with a standout performance at the Senior Bowl a few weeks ago. He’s expected to run in the 4.3 range at the combine, and he’s an accomplished receiver out of the backfield that excels in blitz pickup. You name it, he does it.

“I haven’t maximized my full potential, yet. There’s so much for me to learn. I haven’t competed on the professional level, yet, so I’m in a developmental stage,” said Abdullah, who’s also considered to be one of the top character players in this draft.

Abdullah models his game after former Bucs great Warrick Dunn, as similarly smallish running back who was paired with Mike Alstott in a two-back attack. Might Abdullah be headed for that same kind of role?


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