Former Ohio State Buckeyes star Ezekiel Elliott enters the NFL with high expectations.
However, despite all of the hype and belief that he is an early favorite to claim Offensive Rookie of the Year, Elliott is staying poised and relaxed.
Elliott recently discussed his expectations entering his rookie season and the running back offered a unique approach. Rather than praising his preparedness for what is to come, Elliott simply praised his teammates and credited his offensive line for giving him the best job in America.
“I think I probably have one of the easiest jobs in America,” he said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I get to run behind the best O-line in America, run through those huge holes, they make your job easy.”
Elliott isn’t lying.
The Cowboys offensive front is filled with former first-round picks that have been paving holes for the past few seasons. The offensive line has seen so much success in recent years that DeMarco Murray was able to lead the league in rushing two yards ago and Darren McFadden, a perceived draft bust, racked up over 1,000 yards a year ago for the first time since 2010.
If Elliott can take advantage of the stout offensive line play and live up to his own expectations, the Cowboys will once again have one of the most fearsome rushing attacks in the league.
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