Written by John Owning on March 6, 2015
Bigger is better, especially in the NFL; however, there are exceptions to every rule.Throw on the Nebraska’s tape it’s evident Ameer Abdullah is a thrilling and remarkable NFL prospect.
Elite talent, especially at the running back position, can come in many different sizes with contrasting athletic profiles. Some elite talents, like Todd Gurley, have prototypical size at 6-foot-1 and 222 pounds, while others have a more diminutive stature. Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah is a part of the latter; however, that doesn’t mean that he can’t be just as good, if not better than members of the former.
At 5-foot-8 and 205 pounds, Abdullah isn’t going to win any beauty pageants among running backs; however, he demonstrates the requisite skill set to thrive in spite of his small stature.
The first way that Abdullah makes up for his lack of size is with exceptional athleticism.
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