In recent years as the NFL Draft approaches, running back prospects are left out of the discussion in the top ten because of devaluing of the position around the league. The St. Louis Rams bucked that trend last year when they selected Todd Gurley out of Georgia in the top ten despite a serious knee injury, and it looks like this year could have another top ten talent at the position.
Ohio State star rusher Ezekiel Elliott has been widely viewed as a top ten prospect and at least one team in the top ten, the Philadelphia Eagles, has no issue drafting a running back high.
In fact, Eagles VP of football operations Howie Roseman said he is very comfortable using a high pick on a ball carrier.
“When you look back at the last ten years of guys that are really in the top ten in rushing, those guys are high picks,” he said, via the Philadelphia Inquirer.
With the Eagles holding the No. 8 overall pick and Ezekiel Elliott as the only running back with a grade that high, it would make sense that the Eagles are looking at potentially drafting the former Ohio State star — especially after trading DeMarco Murray to the Tennessee Titans.
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