Ameer Abdullah Steals The Lions’ RB Spot… NOW! (Video)
Joique Bell may have just have gotten Wally Pipped. While Bell put in his best workout of the month, he wasn't active for Thursday's preseason game against the Jets (aka, the team that cheap-shotted its own QB). So that moved early camp sensation Ameer Abdullah to the top of the depth chart. Remember Abdullah? He's the guy that did this against the Minnesota Gophers in 2013:
And against the Jets in the first quarter, he did this:
Ameer Abdullah 46 yard run, kid's a stud pic.twitter.com/4pXfg78zhb
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) August 14, 2015
Blink and you would have missed a 45-yard run. The Jets did. That sound you hear is the chuckle of every fantasy team owner that's already drafted him. And for those leagues that haven't drafted yet, Abdullah is climbing the charts. However, keep in mind Abdullah is a rookie and the Lions didn't pay Bell a $3M signing bonus to let him collect dust on the bench. Abdullah's yards may have a ceiling unless Bell gets hurt again or is traded.
Ameer Abdullah cutting ability and acceleration is PHEE-NOMINAL. #Lions have a stud.
— Chris Wesseling (@ChrisWesseling) August 13, 2015
Yeah, Ameer Abdullah is already better than Reggie Bush.
— Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) August 13, 2015
— NFL (@NFL) August 12, 2015
But damn, that Abdullah kid can run. Go Lions!
Photo via @FearAmeer21
David Young has been a columnist for ESPN and Sports Illustrated and is one for SportsGrid.
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