Will the San Diego Chargers consider Ameer Abdullah in the 2nd round of the NFL Draft?
The San Diego Chargers are in desperate need of a running back. The coaches may not want to admit that they will be looking for a running back, but the experts all have the Chargers looking at Melvin Gordon and Todd Gurley at the top of the draft. The team needs to find another back to add into the mix during the draft.
Both Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon have their question marks and that is not something you want to have in the first round of the draft, so the Chargers should look in the next round to draft a back. The draft is deep with running back and there are a number of players that could help out the Chargers running game.
One of the top backs that could be available when the Chargers make their selection in the 2nd round is Ameer Abdullah out of Nebraska. This could be my favorite back coming out of draft. He has great balance and makes people miss in the open field. He might be small, but he doesn’t run small. He breaks a ton of tackles and could fit in great with the group of players that the Chargers already have in the backfield.
Everyone has their favorite back in the 2nd round. People love Tevin Coleman or Jay Ajayi, but the backs that I can’t help but fall in love with are Ameer Abdullah or Duke Johnson. This post is dedicated to Ameer though. We might write about Duke later in the day. Just watch Ameer pick up yards after first contact. He makes people miss and despite his small size can pick up a ton of yards after that first contact. He can catch the ball out of the backfield.
His biggest question mark will be pass protection and ball security. He fights hard for those yards and sometimes gives up the rock. Since he is small, he doesn’t do the best at picking up the blocks for the quarterback. That will be something that will be needed, but he likely wouldn’t need to deal with that on 3rd down a lot with Danny Woodhead on the roster.
Imagine using Ameer on 1st and 2nd down with Danny Woodhead coming in for 3rd downs. Branden Oliver would then come in to relieve them from time to time. That would be a healthy mix of backs for the offense. I like what Ameer can bring to this offense. He would be the starter as soon as he stepped on the field.
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