ESPN analyst ‘would be shocked’ if Ezekiel Elliott isn’t a top four pick

Former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott has had a huge stock jump the last few weeks and it is looking more like he could be moving up into the top ten of the 2016 NFL Draft. He had a pretty successful performance at the NFL Scouting Combine last week and it has helped him shoot up some draft boards.

One ESPN analyst believes that Elliott could be a top five pick right now. ESPN’s Louis Riddick answered a question on if Elliott is a top-ten guy and he said it wouldn’t be unreasonable to put him in the top five.

The Dallas Cowboys lost running back DeMarco Murray to the Philadelphia Eagles following the 2014 season and will likely look for his replacement in April. Despite Darren McFadden going for 1,000 yards last season, he just doesn’t seem to be the answer for the team.

If the Cowboys were to select Elliott with their fourth overall pick, it would be the first running back taken in the top five since Trent Richardson at number three in 2012.

That’s not a terrific comparison when you look at it, but Elliott is surely slated to have a much better career in the NFL.

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