Detroit Lions Take Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah in Second Round of NFL Draft
The Detroit Lions used their second round pick, the 54th pick overall, to find Reggie Bush's replacement: Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah.
As a senior in Lincoln, Abdullah rushed for 1,611 yards and 19 touchdowns, according to DetroitLions.com. He also played special teams, returning 14 kickoffs for the Cornhuskers.
The Lions were in the market for a running back, after letting Reggie Bush walk and sign with the San Francisco 49ers via free agency.
Abdullah will share the backfield with Joique Bell, who has been a member of the Lions since 2011.
In the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Lions swapped picks with the Denver Broncos. They received offensive lineman Manny Ramirez and the 28th pick, which they used on Duke guard Laken Tomlinson.