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Detroit Lions rookie Ameer Abdullah compared to Barry Sanders

Detroit Lions rookie Ameer Abdullah compared to Barry Sanders

Despite being in the running for the Heisman Trophy last year, former Nebraska player Ameer Abdullah was largely unmentioned in talk about the best running backs in the 2015 draft. Now, after 15 snaps in a preseason game, he's being compared to one of the greatest running backs in NFL history: Barry Sanders. First-year Jets Coach Todd Bowles wasted no time in comparing the Detroit rookie to one of if not the greatest player in Lions history. "He's quick as a cat. He's about as quick as Barry Sanders," Bowles said after the game. "I'm not saying he is Barry, but he's a good running back." Abdullah broke off 67 yards in seven...

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