NFL Draft 2016: Ezekiel Elliott target of Miami Dolphins?

The Miami Dolphins lost Lamar Miller to the Houston Texans in free agency and now they are hoping they can bring in a running back in the NFL Draft. They hope that running back can be former Ohio State Buckeye Ezekiel Elliott.

Just last week, the Dolphins made a big trade with the Philadelphia Eagles where they sured up their defense with cornerback Byron Maxwell and linebacker Kiki Alonzo. In return, they switched draft picks, giving up their eighth overall pick.

Now, they might be regretting losing that top-ten pick, moving to number 14 in the process, as they haven’t had any luck finding Miller’s replacement in free agency. However, they are still targeting Elliott at their fourteenth pick in the Draft, according to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole.

There have already been reports that the Eagles only traded up so they could possibly draft Ezekiel Elliott after losing LeSean McCoy last summer and DeMarco Murray just two weeks ago.

There is also the possibility that the Dallas Cowboys would draft Elliott with their fourth overall draft pick. For now, the Dolphins could be looking at trying to get Jay Ajayi more involved in their offense or possibly taking a player like Derrick Henry or Kenneth Dixon later on in the Draft.

Whatever happens, the Dolphins are going to try hard for Elliott, but possibly draft a running back somewhere else in April.

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