Ameer Abdullah – Nebraska
A the University of Nebraska, running back Ameer Abdullah ran for at least 1,137 yards and had at least 10 total touchdowns in three of his four college football seasons. As a senior, Abdullah had 2,152 yards from scrimmage, and 22 combined touchdowns. He named to the All-Big Ten team twice, including a first-team selection in 2013.
While his lack of size (5’9 and 203lbs) led to him falling to the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft, several teams were hoping they could “steal” Abdullah on the second day of said Draft. While the Detroit Lions did end up taking Abdullah, he failed to live up to any level of expectations. In three seasons in Detroit, he never started more than 11 games, and never ran for more than 600 yards.