Ezekiel Elliott has already developed quite the reputation since joining the NFL.
The former Ohio State running back was taken by the Dallas Cowboys with the No. 4 overall pick in this year’s draft, and he’s impressed his coaches so far. Gary Brown, the Cowboys’ running backs coach, lauded Elliott’s versatility as a player in a recent interview with Kent Babb of the Washington Post.
“Clearly he’s that. Clearly,” Brown said, confirming his belief that Elliott is the most complete rookie he has ever coached at the position. “Run, catch, block — he does it all.”
At Ohio State, Elliott ran for 3,961 yards and 43 touchdowns while leading the Buckeyes to a national championship in 2014. He’s considered to be the early favorite by many to win the 2016 NFL Rookie of the Year award.