After rewriting record books at Nebraska, Detroit Lions rookie running back Ameer Abdullah has drawn high praise around the league.

"He looked more explosive on the pro tape than he even did on the college tape," an AFC personnel director said. "I had some questions about his burst and explosiveness at Nebraska. Maybe that could've been a factor of him being overworked and getting a lot of carries.

"He looks quick. He looks sudden. He looks explosive. He breaks tackles. He's strong. In a lot of ways, he looks like a different player. It has been surprising because he was a good player at Nebraska, but he looks like a guy who could be an every-down back at this point."

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Abdullah has 21 carries for 82 yards and seven receptions for 72 yards and a score. He also has some ability as a return man.

The 5-foot-9, 203-pound running back could see an increase in workload as head coach Jim Caldwell told reporters this week that Joique Bell is "not quite where he used to be -- where he was last year." Though, Caldwell does believe he'll get there.

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