We all know and love Ezekiel Elliott, but with the draft approaching the pressure is on teams that desperately need a running back. Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal wrote a piece on the top running backs and there was an awesome quote in the article about Elliott. One scout made a statement saying that Elliott is the best running back since 2007 when Adrian Peterson was drafted. In a poll of 19 NFL scouts, Elliott walked away as the unanimous winner at the position over guys like Devontae Booker and Derrick Henry. Here is what was said:
Several personnel people said Elliott was the best back to enter the NFL since Adrian Peterson in 2007 largely because he has no weaknesses.
“Don’t resist, just take him,” one scout said. “He belongs in the top 10, maybe the top half dozen. He’s got the whole package.”
This is the 15th spring that the Journal Sentinel has been polling personnel people before the draft. In that time, five running backs have been unanimous picks as the best at the position.
Elliott became the fifth in a vote of 19 scouts. Other unanimous picks were Reggie Bush (2006), Peterson, Richardson (’12) and Lacy (’13).