Written by Aaron Mannicci, Analyst on June 9, 2015
1. Ezekiel Elliot, Ohio State*
Ezekiel Elliot became a household name during Ohio State’s championship run last season, and is primed for an even bigger junior campaign as the Buckeyes look to repeat with another loaded roster on campus in Columbus. The six-foot, 225 pounder possesses a rare combination of size, speed and quickness between the tackles to go along with vision that is among the best in the nation. Elliot finds openings and reads defenses as well as any ball-carrier in this class, and it really isn’t all that close. The Missouri native is a shifty, slippery back, and consistently makes poor tacklers pay the price.
Elliot possesses all of the traits that NFL teams covet at the running back position, and his production down the stretch in 2014 speaks for itself. Topping last season’s 1,878 yard and 18 touchdowns won’t be easy, however a very productive junior (read more…)