NFL Draft 2015: Why Packers must draft Ameer Abdullah

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Fitting Abdullah into the team’s plans

Despite his size, Abdullah is strong and tough to bring down. His ability to break tackles is somewhat similar to what Eddie Lacy does on a regular basis for the Packers.

So how would he fit into Green Bay’s plans?

Nov 15, 2014; Madison, WI, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers running back Ameer Abdullah (8) during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Wisconsin won 59-24. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Well, adding Abdullah would provide a change of pace to the running game, which would be a great complement to Lacy. With Lacy’s pounding style of play, taking the pressure off of him would not only keep him fresh later on in the season, but would also help the longevity of his career.

The Packers’ priority in the draft is to improve their defense. We know their offense is already in great shape with the re-signings of Cobb and Bryan Bulaga.

But you can never have too many talented players, and you truly never know what your ‘needs’ will be later on in the season.

Abdullah has the potential to take the Packers’ offense to another dimension. The Packers have a number of great pass-catching weapons, especially if you include Lacy, and they, of course, have plenty of firepower on the ground, too.

But adding another piece in Abdullah would give defensive coordinators one more nightmare than they already have when facing the tall order of slowing down Aaron Rodgers.

The Packers arguably boast the league’s best offense already, sure, but if Abdullah falls to the third round, Thompson shouldn’t hesitate to take him.

Green Bay will once again be pushing for a Super Bowl victory next season.

Add Abdullah to the mix?

Good luck stopping them.

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