The definition of unstoppable can be a two-way football player, a player that can’t be blocked on defense, or a wide receiver that can get anything he wants on the field in the passing game.
When you think of unstoppable players in the game, some of the biggest names in football come to mind. Players like wide receivers Antonio Brown and Julio Jones, running back Le’Veon Bell, and edge rushers Von Miller and Khalil Mack. With Brown and Jones, they can get open anytime no matter how many players are in coverage on them, Bell is a duel threat option in the passing game and on the ground, and the edge rushers are the ones that can change a game and outcome on the defensive side of the ball.
Per Bleacher Report, the Dallas Cowboys have a young player just outside of the top ten on that unstoppable list. Ezekiel Elliott comes in as an honorable mention with the way he was able to get whatever he wanted on the ground each week. Elliott led the league in rushing as a rookie with 1,631 yards in 2016.
The former Ohio State back would likely be higher on the list, but with one year to show his production, the list decided to play the wait and see approach. With another year of production like his rookie season, he will have to leap frog into the top ten. Add in the fact that both Elliott and the Cowboys want the Cowboys back to be more involved in the passing game, and you have another threat to the already dominate game of Zeke.
Behind one of the game’s best offensive lines, if not the best, that becomes another advantage for the former Ohio State running back. Put his talent and vision behind a powerful group like them, and we might be on the verge of something truly special.
Elliott’s game is a throwback to some of the greats the NFL has seen. The Cowboys have had some great backs in their backfield during their time in the league. Once his career is over, Elliott has a chance to not only be included in that list, but maybe on top of it.
What are your expectations for Elliott both in 2017 and his career?