2015 NFL Draft: Five Positives and Negatives For the Detroit Lions

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Dec 27, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers running back Ameer Abdullah (8) runs in for a touchdown as USC Trojans safety Leon McQuay (22) and safety John Plattenburg (24) defend during the third quarter in the 2014 Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

2. The Running Back Of The Future Emerges

Detroit hadn’t selected a runner since Jahvid Best in 2010, and his career was cut short due to concussion and injury concerns. Since then, the Lions haven’t drafted a back early, instead cultivating Joique Bell from within and signing veteran Reggie Bush.

With the departure of Bush and the arrival of Ameer Abdullah, all of that changes. Many beleive Abdullah to be the best all around runner in the 2015 NFL Draft class. Certainly, he’s made some highlight reel plays in college, and  if nothing else figures to be a dedicated worker. That’s good news for the Lions.

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