How does this NFL draft class stack up? (0:49)
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2016 Big 12 recruiting draft: Round 3

Here is the third round of our recruiting draft, which grants the bottom of the league first dibs on any Big 12 recruit who signed in 2016.

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The best back of the bunch

Dallas' new running back was one of the FBS's most dominant rushers over the last two years. Ezekiel Elliott ranked first in rushing touchdowns and second in rushing yards per game during that span.

Elliott: Ready to 'eat' behind Cowboys o-line (1:54)

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Garrett on Elliott: "He's a player who will allow us to play the style we want to play."


Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Jerry Jones explains how Ezekial Elliott will help the Cowboys' offense & defense

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Thumbs up or down: Ezekiel Elliott

The Cowboys went with the Ohio State running back over Florida State DB Jalen Ramsey at No. 4 overall. Was it the right decision? Todd Archer answers

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

How will Ezekiel Elliott fit with the Cowboys? "I think I can be a bell cow running back," he said. "I think late in the fourth quarter or on third down you know no one's going to have anything to worry about when you run that clock out."

Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington first round pick Josh Doctson caught 72.5 percent of the passes thrown his way in 2015, the best rate among Big 12 receivers targeted at least 50 times last season, according to ESPN Stats and Information. The former TCU WR averaged 7.9 receptions, 132.7 yards and 1.4 touchdowns per game in 10 games as a senior.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Doctson could end up being the top WR in this class. Very good at the point of attack. Smooth route runner. Leaping ability. Redskins add another weapon for quarterback Kirk Cousins.

Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

Cleveland Browns first round pick Corey Coleman had more receiving yards after contact (283) during the past two seasons than any other Big 12 player, according to ESPN Stats and Information. The former Baylor receiver had 138 receptions for 2,482 yards and 31 touchdowns in 22 games during his final two years in a Baylor uniform.

Todd McShay ESPN Senior Writer 

Smart choice for the Browns at No. 15 selecting WR Corey Coleman. They needed a vertical threat for Robert Griffin III, who has a big arm and can throw the deep ball effectively. Plus, they got a truckload of picks for moving back twice from No. 2 overall.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Browns should put Corey Coleman at X receiver and give him four or five routes to run as a rookie. Cater to his speed and athleticism. Allow him to be a playmaker.

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Bio Blast: Corey Coleman

Cleveland made Corey Coleman the first receiver off the board in the 2016 draft with the No. 15 overall pick. Coleman led the FBS with 20 receiving touchdowns in 2015.


Kiper scouting report: Corey Coleman

Get to know the newest Brown, No. 15 overall pick Corey Coleman. Mel Kiper Jr. breaks down the former Baylor wide receiver.


Kiper scouting report: Josh Doctson

Get to know the newest Redskin, No. 22 overall pick Josh Doctson. Mel Kiper Jr. breaks down the former TCU wide receiver.

Cowboys take Elliott with fourth pick (0:42)

Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer 

One more thing: Elliott is not Melvin Gordon. Just because Gordon struggled for Chargers has no bearing here. Btw, Gordon will improve.