BIO: Moved into the starting lineup as a senior and produced a career high 70/1/8. Top reserve and special teams player his first three years in the program.
POSITIVES: Athletic leader on the Washington State defense who is well respected. Explosive, quick up the field defending the run and defeats blocks on his way to the ballcarrier. Moves well laterally, displays sideline-to-sideline range and speed to the flanks. Flashes on the scene with a burst of speed and redirects to the ballcarrier.
NEGATIVES: Not instinctive in pass coverage and loses assignments. Quick up the field and gets caught out of position. Does not always take proper angles to the action and not efficient.
ANALYSIS: A size/speed prospect who plays a physical style of defense, Abdullah offers good upside for the next level, yet needs a lot more experience and repetition. Worth the investment of a late round choice and a prospect that can produce on special teams as he develops his secondary skills.