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CBS Sports' Dane Brugler compares Nebraska senior RB Ammer Abdullah to "a tougher, better version of Andre Ellington."

While NFL Media's Mike Mayock compared Abdullah to Giovani Bernard, Brugler disagreed on the comparison. However, Brugler did agree that like Giovani Bernard, Abdullah should be a second-round draft pick when it comes time to be drafted.
Oct 31 - 3:26 PM

NFL Media's Mike Mayock compares Nebraska senior RB Ammer Abdullah to Giovani Bernard.

Abdullah "is a space player at 5'9/195 pounds," Mayock begins. "He also has toughness and quickness. What I like is the balance, the quickness and the drive to finish." Mayock adds he does not see Abdullah as a three down player, but it is worth noting Bernard went in the second-round with the same label. Abdullah has not dealt with any significant injuries throughout his four years at Nebraska. We think Abdullah fits in a zone focused scheme, and is already succeeding behind a slant blocking offensive line.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 31 - 2:11 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory has a "tenacious style of play that will endear him to coaches" according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Brugler wrote that "Gregory didn't start off his junior campaign as planned. An "old" knee injury was aggravated in the season-opening game against Florida Atlantic and required a scope Aug. 31. Since then, he's been tough to handle, providing constant pressure off the edge." Assuming no health issues, either Gregory or USC defensive tackle Leonard Williams should be the first defensive player taken, and both are expected to go in the Top-5. Brugler notes that Gregory is "lanky" and probably needs to bulk up if he's going to remain at DE, but Brugler also says that, "from a two- or three-point stance, he's a natural pass rusher, with an explosive get-off, flexibility, long arms and active hands."
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 30 - 6:46 PM

Nebraska senior RB Ameer Abdullah "is an instinctive playmaker with outstanding vision, balance and body control," according to NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks.

"Although he lacks exceptional top-end speed, Abdullah continues to break off big runs as the feature runner in the Huskers' zone-read system," Brooks wrote. "He displays the wiggle, burst and pitter-pat to make defenders miss in the hole and is a slippery runner in the open field. Given his production and potential as a feature back, Abdullah has moved up the charts as an intriguing early-round prospect." The 5-foot-9, 195-pounder is rated as high as a late first-rounder by come, but we wouldn't call his name until Round 3 at the earliest.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 28 - 9:08 PM

Nebraska senior WR Kenny Bell had six catches for 63 yards in Saturday's 42-24 win over Rutgers.

Tommy Armstrong Jr. doesn't typically get to throw the ball. But when he does, he prefers throwing to Kenny Bell. Bell has cashed in 33 receptions for 572 yards, good for a 17.3 YPR average. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote over the summer that Bell's "average size and speed will limit how highly NFL scouts grade him." The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Bell has led the Cornhuskers in receiving the last three seasons and will make it a fourth in 2014.
Oct 26 - 4:40 PM

Nebraska senior RB Ameer Abdullah rushed for 225 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries in the school's 42-24 win over Rutgers.

Abdullah added another 26 yards in the air. Multiple evaluators in recent weeks have attempted to put Abdullah's productive season into perspective from an NFL line of thinking, including our own Cian Fahey. We could see Abdullah being selected in the third- or fourth-round this spring.
Oct 25 - 3:20 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that it's "near 99%" that Nebraska redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory will declare early for the draft.

"Area scouts talk of him as top five material," Pauline wrote. So does most of the industry. Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke ranks Gregory No. 2 overall on his big board. A scout told Sports Illustrated last week that the 6-foot-6, 245-pound Gregory is "an in-between mixture of Jadeveon Clowney and Jevon Kearse" and has edge bend like Barkevious Mingo.
Oct 24 - 6:29 PM

Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke ranked Nebraska senior RB Ameer Abdullah as the No. 25 overall prospect and compared him to LeSean McCoy.

"Abdullah is a personal preference over Melvin Gordon," Burke wrote. "Why? Mainly because he's already shown he can be a three-down back, whereas Gordon has been eased into that role by Wisconsin. Abdullah (5-9, 195) has 16 touchdowns and nearly 1,200 total yards this season. His quick-cut running style is reminiscent of LeSean McCoy." The 5-foot-9, 195-pound Abdullah has 1,024 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns on a 6.4 YPC average during Nebraska's 6-1 start.
Oct 22 - 1:09 AM

Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke ranks Nebraska redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory No. 2 overall on his big board.

"Two years removed from junior college, Gregory (6-6, 240) offers incredible upside as an edge rusher," Burke wrote. The 6-foot-6, 245-pound Gregory collected 10.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss as a first-year starter in 2013. This season, despite suffering from a minor knee injury, Gregory has 4.5 sacks, six tackles for loss and nine QB hurries.
Oct 21 - 9:19 PM

Nebraska senior RB Ameer Abdullah rushed for 146 yards and four touchdowns on 23 carries in Saturday's 38-17 win over Northwestern.

The last time the Huskers played, Abdullah was held to 45 yards on 24 carries against Michigan State. It looks like a bye week -- and a far inferior defense -- did him some good. The 5-foot-9, 195-pound Abdullah is a darkhorse Heisman contender. He has 1,024 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns on a 6.4 YPC average during Nebraska's 6-1 start.
Oct 20 - 3:04 PM

Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans spoke with one NFL scout who believes Nebraska redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory is "truly something special."

"He’s a f------ freak," the scout said. "He’s an in-between mixture of Jadeveon Clowney and Jevon Kearse. He’s got Kearse’s freaky athlete ability." The scout added Gregory also has edge bend like Barkevious Mingo. Rotoworld's Josh Norris is a big fan of Baylor's Shawn Oakman, but even he has Gregory ranked as the No. 1 edge rusher.
Oct 15 - 2:15 PM

BTN NFL draft expert Russ Lande has Nebraska redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory ranked as his No.1 NFL draft prospect from the Big Ten conference.

Lande notes that scouts are amazed with Gregory's "first step explosion and his ability change directions quickly, and his ability to finish plays." Lande believes the 6-foot-6, 245-pound Gregory has an opportunity to "build throughout the season and possibly be a top-5 or top-7 pick."
Oct 7 - 3:52 PM

ESPN's Steve Muench believes Nebraska redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory is the best draft-eligible pass rusher in college football.

Muench compares Gregory to the Dolphins' Dion Jordon due to his "quickness, speed, length and athletic ability NFL teams covet in their edge rushers." The analyst breaks down four elite aspects of Gregory's game -- explosiveness, length and hands, athletic ability, and versatility -- in the link below. Muench sees room for improvement, however. "He can continue to improve his ability to counter when he doesn't win with his first move and streamline his movement, as he can waste too much motion setting up blockers," Muench wrote. "Another way he can improve is to get those long arms up in passing windows and get his hands on more passes."
Oct 5 - 11:32 PM

Nebraska senior RB Ameer Abdullah was held to 45 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries in the school's 27-22 loss to Michigan State.

The Spartans kept Abdullah in check, limiting his longest run to nine yards. Abdullah typically shows great balance when beating first contact, but Michigan State's defense was very assertive when getting to the running back. Abdullah did add 22 receiving yards.
Oct 5 - 12:42 PM

NFL Media Reporter Albert Breer reports that one NFC scout says Nebraska redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory "hasn't scratched the surface of what he's capable of. Still raw and still making plays."

The 6-foot-6, 245-pound Gregory, has 15 sacks in 17 games for the Cornhuskers. Last year Gregory collected 10.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss as a first-year starter in 2013. This season, Gregory has 4.5 sacks, while averaging a conference-best 1.12 sacks per contest. The NFC college scout added that Gregory "still has plenty of room to grow, both physically and technique-wise."
Source: NFL.com
Oct 3 - 2:41 PM


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