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Date:'s Bucky Brooks included Nebraska senior RB Ameer Abdullah as one of his draft "risers" on Monday.

Abdullah absolutely rolled in the Cornhuskers' last contest, as he picked up 208 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries against Illinois. It was Abdullah's third 200 yard rushing game of the season. After the effort, Bucky Brooks wrote that it was time to throw Abdullah's name into the Heisman race. Brooks went on to praise Abdullah's consistency and called him one of the "fastest risers" in the draft. Abdullah is averaging a gaudy 7.3 YPC in 2014.
Sep 29 - 4:27 PM

Nebraska senior RB Ameer Abdullah rushed for 208 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries in Saturday's 45-14 win over Illinois.

Despite a long run of only 28 yards, Abdullah averaged 9.5 yards per carry. He's totaled at least 150 yards of total offense in four of five games, rushed for 100 yards or more in four of five, and gone over 200 yards in three of five. That's good for 833 yards and eight touchdowns across 114 attempts (7.3 YPC). Even before this game, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler said Abdullah would have his Heisman vote. He's a leading candidate.
Sep 29 - 1:44 AM reports there's "buzz in the NFL scouting community" that Nebraska redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory "might be the best pass rusher in the 2015 class."

"At a college game recently, we heard an NFC scout rave about Gregory's natural rush skills and freakish athleticism," reported Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks and Charles Davis. "The veteran scout compared Gregory to the San Francisco 49ers' Pro Bowl OLB Aldon Smith and talked about how Gregory has all of the physical tools needed to be a standout as a pro. Despite battling through a nagging injury that's limited his participation early in the season, Gregory has continued to impress evaluators with his disruptive skills off the edge. The scout tells us that Gregory has been so dominant in limited action that he couldn't imagine how effective he will be when he is finally healthy and back to 100 percent." The 6-foot-6, 245-pound Gregory collected 10.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss as a first-year starter in 2013. "We've spoken to several evaluators who believe the Nebraska standout will be a bonafide star at the next level because of his special athleticism and
Sep 24 - 9:01 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that "if the Heisman was handed out tomorrow Nebraska senior RB Ameer Abdullah would be his pick.

"Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah faces an uphill climb to win the Heisman Trophy. But if the award was handed out tomorrow, he would be my pick," Brugler tweeted. The 5-foot-9, 195 pound Abdullah recently rushed for 229 yards and two touchdowns on 35 carries in Saturday's 10-point win over Miami on Saturday. The Heisman hopeful currently leads CFB with 848 all-purpose yards this season.
Sep 23 - 3:17 PM

The Associate Press reports that Nebraska senior RB Ameer Abdullah believes Jameis Winston needs to "think" before he acts" and "understand the bigger picture."

"It's kind of hard for me to understand what's going on with him right now, but from a general standpoint it's the maturity level," Abdullah told the Associated Press. "Think before you act. Understand the bigger picture. Everything that you do, say or how you present yourself can have dire consequences. That's something I feel like he definitely needs to assess more." Nebraska's Heisman hopeful, is not only getting it done off the field, but he's getting it done on the field these days. On Saturday versus Miami, Abdullah rushed for 229 yards and two touchdowns on 35 carries in Saturday's 10-point win over Miami.
Sep 22 - 4:03 PM

Nebraska senior RB Ameer Abdullah rushed for 229 yards and two touchdowns on 35 carries in Saturday's 10-point win over Miami.

Abdullah is going to get a ton of work this season, because Bo Pelini and his staff can't trust Tommy "No Arm" Armstrong Jr. to have the ball in the air against quality opponents. Instead, they'll feed Abdullah. And, as long as he isn't facing eight-man boxes every play, he should produce just fine. On Saturday, Miami didn't have a chance. We see Abdullah as a mid-round selection.
Sep 22 - 12:38 AM

Nebraska redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory doesn't yet have a sack this year.

Gregory has been nicked up with injuries in the early going and attracts plenty of attention from blockers and offensive coordinators when he's on the field. The 6-foot-6, 245-pound Gregory, a potential top-half first rounder in the spring, collected 10.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss as a first-year starter last year. NFL scouts will keep a close eye on Saturday's matchup between Miami and Nebraska, which is an important game film game for the young end.
Sep 19 - 6:45 PM

The Journal Star reports that Nebraska junior K Mauro Bondi broke his collarbone Thursday night when he crashed his motorcycle.

According to Officer Matthew Eliker's police report, the Huskers' kickoff specialist, was riding his motorcycle and failed to navigate a turn, hitting a curb which made him run off the road. Police said there was no alcohol involved in Bondi's motorcycle accident and he was fortunate to be wearing a helmet, at the time of the crash. With Bondi unable to play versus Miami, the Cornhuskers will look to kicker Drew Brown to fill in for Bondi.
Sep 19 - 4:42 PM

Florida Atlantic first-year coach Charlie Partridge, who opened the year with back-to-back losses at Nebraska and Alabama, said Huskers' senior RB Ameer Abdullah is the best running back the team has faced so far.

In other words, Partridge believes Abdullah is superior to Alabama's T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry, saying: "He’s got all three, power, make-you-miss ability and speed. All at an extremely high level. He’s a great player." Partridge ranked Yeldon No. 2: "He’s powerful and can run fast, but I don’t know that he’s got the make-you-miss near as much." Henry was ranked third by Partridge: "He’s a little quicker and can make you miss. He’s not as explosively a power back."
Sep 15 - 7:42 PM

Nebraska senior RB Ameer Abdullah rushed for 110 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries in the school's 55-19 win over Fresno State.

Fifty-seven of Abdullah's yards occurred on a single play. Abdullah is one of the most complete runners in the country and should a mid-round pick who has the skills to contribute immediately. He could even be the third running back selected.
Sep 14 - 12:50 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler doesn't think the NFL should be scared away by Nebraska senior RB Ameer Abdullah's lack of size.

Abdullah averaged only 3.2 yards in Saturday's win against McNeese State, but he produced a game-winning 58-yard touchdown catch-and-run that showed why we see Darren McFadden in him. "At 195 pounds, he doesn't have the ideal build for the NFL level, but his combination of natural balance, vision and acceleration out of his cuts shows that he can not only be effective in the NFL, but also thrive," Brugler wrote. "Don't let the size scare you."
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 9 - 5:35 PM

Nebraska senior RB Ameer Abdullah recorded 54 rushing yards and a touchdown on 17 carries in the school's 31-24 win over McNeese State.

Abdullah added 96 receiving yards and a touchdown on three receptions, including the game winning 58 yard reception. On the play, Abdullah broke multiple tackles and ran away from the defense after creating space. It was only his second touch in the second half. Nebraska would be wise to use a talent like Abdullah in close situations. We compare the back's running style to Darren McFadden.
Sep 6 - 3:35 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory will likely miss this weekend's game against McNeese State after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Sunday.

Gregory suffered the injury in Saturday's 55-7 win over Florida Atlantic. "An old injury," coach Bo Pelini said, "something that flared up on him, and they went in and fixed it." Pelini considers Gregory probable for Nebraska's game on Sept. 13 at Fresno State. The 6-foot-6, 245-pound Gregory collected 10.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss as a first-year starter last year.
Sep 1 - 9:25 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes NFL scouts overrate Nebraska senior RB Ameer Abdullah.

Abdullah, a first-team All-Big Ten selection and a Doak Walker Award semifinalist last season, ran for 1,690 yards, the highest yardage total at Nebraska since Ahman Green in 1997. "Though I like Ameer Abdullah, I don’t grade him as high as scouts, many who feel he’s fringe first round material," Pauline wrote. "Abdullah is a creative runner who beats defenders into the open field but at barely 5-feet, 8.5-inches and 200lbs, is he anything more than a situational runner at the next level?" The expert grades Abdullah as a Round 4 prospect. He sounds as low on the program as a whole as Abdullah as a prospect. "I’m surprised Nebraska has not done better in the Big Ten," Pauline wrote. "I really thought they would beat up on the conference upon arrival but it never happened. Of course the question must be ask; what percentage of the blame falls on the shoulders of coach Bo Pellini?"
Aug 10 - 2:40 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory is "a dominant defender," writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Gregory is hands down the top prospect on [Nebraska's] roster, news to no one," he wrote. "He’s a dominant defender with outstanding size, athleticism as well as explosion and speed. Gregory needs to refine his game but the junior college transfer caught many by surprise last season and has a bright NFL future ahead of him." The 6-foot-6, 245-pound Gregory, a first-team all-conference selection and a semfinalist for the Hendricks Award last year, could very well become Nebraska's first top-15 pick since Ndamukong Suh went No. 2 overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. He collected 10.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss as a first-year starter last year, was named to the preseason Bednarik Award watch list over the summer, and has been clocked at 4.67 seconds in the forty.
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