It’s not often that you can rank a rookie runningback in the top 5 of his position in fantasy football but there is no denying the potential for Elliott in the Cowboys offense.
You should feel comfortable taking Ezekiel in the first round and if he is available in the second you should jump over the table to turn in his draft card. He’s the clear #1 overall pick in dynasty leagues and the #2 overall runningback in PPR leagues.
last updated: (8-24-16)
5/18/2015: Signed a four-year, $24.9 million contract. The deal is fully guaranteed, including a $16.3 million signing bonus.
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Original Scouting Report:
Ezekiel Elliott’s stock couldn’t be running any higher than it is right now. With rumors of a potential top 5 selection (strong links to Dallas), Elliott will have the spotlight on him from day one.
When grading Ezekiel I ended up going back and looking at Ryan Mathews college tape quite a bit after noticing that they scored nearly identical within my testing. There is not any one particular thing that jumps out at you in Elliott’s game but he does just about everything at an above average level. You can run down the list and check off the boxes. Elliot is a solid between the tackles runner with good one cut ability. He has the adequate ability to run through or past defender. He has good receiving ability and Ezekiel is solid in pass protection.
Ezekiel Elliott has the rounded skill set of a 3-down back and put into the right situation should have a quick start to his career. I still have not ranked him higher than 14th overall for this class at any point but for a team like the Cowboys, if Elliott was to be the selection I cannot argue the reasoning.
last updated: (4-19-13)