The focus is set on Ohio State Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott. He is being regarded as one of Draft’s best players and rumours are spreading like wildfire about Elliott’s fate.
As per the ESPN reports, the Miami Dolphins are rooting for Elliot after they lost Lamar Miller to Houston Texans. The report quotes Jason Cole of Bleacher Report as he thinks that the Dolphins “may think very strongly” about drafting Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott “with the No. 13 overall pick in April’s draft.” Cole further adds that the “new head coach Adam Gase wants a runner who thrives in stretch plays with the ability to cut back against the grain.”
Official NFL Media analyst Brian Baldinger thinks otherwise. He quotes in his blog, “I think he might be the best overall player in the whole draft. I don’t think I’m overstating that. I think his tape shows that.”
Baldinger further speaks on NFL Network. “(I thought) When (Dallas) could not figure out a way to keep DeMarco Murray last year, that this team was going to go down, and they did. They went from 12-4 to 4-12. A lot of things happened, however, I think with that offensive line and the way they want to play football — nothing against what (Darren) McFadden did (last) year, but we know his injury history — they need a stud at that position. I think what their offensive success is predicated on.”
Stan Drayton, now a Chicago Bears assistant, returns to Ohio State and also talks Ezekiel Elliott. According to the cleveland.com, he takes an interesting take on the recent rumours. When asked on whether Elliott is worth the top-15 pick, he says, “It’s a tough question in the sense of, is he a system fit for your team?”
“That’s what it’s all about. It’s based on the needs of your team.”
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