This story is about running backs, so this writer doesn't need to mention that.
Russell is a RB who has a game predicated on quickness. He can jump, pick and slide to holes very quickly, get up field in a flash, make a defender miss in tight spaces and has great elusiveness.
I'd change it to this:
Russell's game is built on quickness and elusiveness. He can jump, pick and slide to holes quickly, get upfield in a flash and make a defender miss in tight spaces.
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