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.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Since 1960, 26 rookie RBs have managed 200+ FPTS. The 8 since 2000: Clinton Portis, '02 Doug Martin, '12 Mike Anderson, '00 Alfred Morris, '12 Matt Forte, '08 Adrian Peterson, '07 Maurice Jones-Drew, '06 Steve Slaton, '08

Elliott is an every-down back (0:47)

Todd McShay ESPN Senior Writer 

RB Ezekiel Elliott is the best blocking RB I've ever studied. He takes pride in it. That's huge for QB Tony Romo, who broke his collarbone twice last year.

Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer 

I suppose Cowboys could ease Elliott in since Morris/McFadden are there but c'mon! Alfred Morris? Elliott should be immediate 3-down back.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

To remind, 6 rookies have finished among the top 10 RBs in fantasy points since 2012 alone: Doug Martin and Alfred Morris, 2012; Eddie Lacy, 2013; Jeremy Hill, 2014; Todd Gurley and David Johnson, 2015.

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Bio Blast: Ezekiel Elliott

The Cowboys nabbed the 2015 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year with the fourth overall pick. The former Buckeye totaled nearly 1,500 yards after contact in the last two seasons.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

I had Ezekiel Elliott 12 in my pre-draft RB ranks. Really tempted to push him to the top 10. If there was a chance at a 200 point rookie year, that's the guy and the place.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Ezekiel Elliott running behind the Cowboys O-Line? Nasty. Elliott is the most complete RB in the draft. Versatility. He can do it all at the position.

Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer 

Wow, Ezekiel Elliott indeed to Dallas. With that O-line? Fantasy monster. Goes into my RB top 10 for sure.

KC Joyner ESPN Insider 

Dallas ranked 5th in good blocking YPA and 8th in good blocking rate (my run blocking productivity and blocking metrics). Elliott can be the best player in fantasy football this season.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Wow. I get it, Ezekiel Elliott behind that O-line is awesome news for fantasy. But considering needs, how do you pass up Jalen Ramsey there?


McShay scouting report: Ezekiel Elliott

Get to know the newest Cowboy, No. 4 overall pick Ezekiel Elliott. Todd McShay breaks down the former Ohio State running back.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

With their first-round pick the Dallas Cowboys select Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott. He is the seventh runner the Cowboys have picked in the first round in team history. Only Tony Dorsett was picked higher: No. 2 in 1977.

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The Tampa Bay Bears?

With their spot in the selection order, the Bucs would be best served if they could pick the entire Baylor draft class. In particular, Corey Coleman would provide a major boost to an already talented receiving corps. If NFL teams could pick CFB teams (Insider)

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Cowboys select Ezekiel Elliott at No. 4

The first running back is off the board as Dallas has taken Ezekiel Elliott with the fourth pick in the 2016 NFL draft. Former OSU teammate Joey Bosa went No. 3 overall. Draft results & analysis

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Now that San Diego has picked Joey Bosa, the Cowboys are on the clock with the fourth pick. Is it Ezekiel Elliott or Jalen Ramsey? Or do the Cowboys make surprise move?

Bill Barnwell ESPN Staff Writer 

If the Cowboys really are deciding between Jalen Ramsey and Ezekiel Elliott at four, the eventual choice could be valuable insight into the decision-making in Dallas. Stephen Jones talked father Jerry out of drafting Johnny Manziel for Zack Martin two years ago; can he steer Big D towards Ramsey this time around?

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The Dallas Tigers?

The Cowboys don't desperately need a QB, so if they could pick an entire draft class from any school, Clemson would be a good choice. The Tigers fill key needs for Jerry Jones' defense. If NFL teams could pick CFB teams (Insider)