Ezekiel Elliott- Running Back- Ohio State
Size: 6’0 225lbs

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Rushing Receiving
Year School Conf Class Pos Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
*2013 Ohio State Big Ten FR RB 30 262 8.7 2 3 23 7.7 1
*2014 Ohio State Big Ten SO RB 273 1878 6.9 18 28 220 7.9 0
2015 Ohio State Big Ten JR RB 289 1821 6.3 23 27 206 7.6 0
Career Ohio State 592 3961 6.7 43 58 449 7.7 1

Strengths:

  • Great vision
  • Instinctive runner
  • Stays balanced
  • Not afraid to lower shoulder into defenders
  • Decent hands

Analysis: Elliott has been a workhorse for the Buckeyes the past two seasons, and has earned the title as most complete back in the NFL Draft. He has a unique combination of speed, vision and nastiness that scouts adore. He is able to change directions with no hesitation or wasted motion and is always headed forward.¬†Uses lead shoulder as a weapon, but plays with outstanding ball security. Decent hands coming out of the backfield, and makes defender’s miss in open space.

Weaknesses:

  • Over 600+ career touches at Ohio State
  • Needs help in pass protection
  • Exposes his body to too much contact

Analysis: Elliott’s workload over the last two years is a cause for concern, especially for those teams looking to take him early in round one. He has not presented any durability issues, but at the running back position you never know when your last carry will be. Watching him on tape, he too often looks for contact instead of eluding defenders. He will not be able to do that at the next level and stay on the field. Will need time developing his pass blocking at the next level.

Draft Projection: 1st Round

NFL Comparison: Fred Jackson

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