Next up in Just Blog Baby’s coverage of the 2016 NFL Draft is a breakdown of Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott.
With the Oakland Raiders picking 14th overall, there are bigger needs on the roster that need to be filled other than running back, but best player available will certainly come into play if Elliott is still on the board.
Let’s jump into some film.
National Championship game. Zeke shows off his vision, gets skinny through the hole, displays great balance and footwork, and hits paydirt. Really impressive stuff.
Elliott has three defenders in front of him, bounces the run outside, then breaks three tackles and finds the endzone. Ridiculous.
This is the Braxton Miller spin move TD that was all over ESPN. Elliott made one block to help spring the run, and then a second block on a defender trailing behind Braxton right before the spin move.
Elliott follows his tight end to the outside, bursts through a lane and picks up 66 yards.
Zeke has a tendency to hold the ball on the side defenders are approaching. He has to tuck this ball away in the other arm. No damage done here, but this is something he needs to be conscious of.
Powerful runner. By himself, he carries four defenders several yards. He’s always keeping his legs churning.
Next: Ezekiel Elliott Film: Part 2