Ameer Abdullah 5-9 195 Senior rb Nebraska
He is a highly productive player who rushed for 1,000 yards 3 times in his college career. Also played on the return teams and caught double digit passes in each of the last 3 seasons.
+ has a compact and athletic frame
+ very patient runner
+ good vision to find holes and cutback in space
+accelerates quickly to top speed
+ very good change of direction skills
+can scoot through a small hole
+not afraid to lower shoulder or stick it up the middle to gain a few tough yards
+a threat catching the ball and immediately turns it upfield and uses blockers well downfield
+Versatile player who also lined up in the slot and was a return man as well
+displays great balance as a runner and is able to run through arm tackles and absorb initial contact and keep his legs churning
Needs to improve in pass protection
Occasionally will dance a bit
Overall, Ameer Abdullah is a very intriguing running back prospect. He possesses the speed, agility, vision, and hands to become a very productive NFL player. To be a 3 down back in the NFL though he is going to have to improve in pass protection. His ability to catch the ball and spread out in the slot was under utilized at Nebraska. He could make an immediate impact in the NFL with his dynamic skill set. I would look for him to be off the board towards the middle of round 2 ,depending on how many underclassmen rb’s declare.