Why Ezekiel Elliott Is the 2016 NFL Draft’s Top Running Back

January 2, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

On Friday, New Year's Day, the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, two teams that had national title hopes deep into November, faced off in the Fiesta Bowl, a primer bowl game held in University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
If you didn't spend the afternoon Googling what BattleFrog, the bowl's lead sponsor, was, then you were able to catch the curtain call for the 2016 NFL draft's top running back.
Ezekiel Elliott has had an impressive overall career for the Buckeyes, but his 149-yard and four-touchdown performance in the 44-28 win against Notre Dame was something else. To put that into perspective, the Irish had previously only allowed three teams to score 28 or more points, the amount Ohio State was able to post off of Elliott touchdowns and subsequent point-after-touchdown attempts, all season.
The best part of Elliott's game is he's well-rounded. In today's NFL, running backs have to do everything, especially if they want to prove their...

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