2016 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about EZEKIEL ELLIOTT: Ohio State, 5116 225 4.46. Junior entry. Two-year starter in a fast tempo spread offense. Native of St. Louis, MO. Played behind second round draft pick, Carlos Hyde, as a freshman. A unique combination of power and speed. Productive tackle-to-tackle as an inside zone runner from the spread formation. Has the ability, quickness, and speed to bounce the ball outside if the inside running lanes are gummed up. Made a positive first impression in 2014 when he led the Buckeyes to the first College Football Playoff National Championship by stringing together three 200-yard games versus Wisconsin in the Big 10 championship (220), Sugar Bowl versus Alabama (230) in the first round of the playoffs, and versus Oregon (246) in the national championship game. The inside power runner went back-to-back with two seasons of over 1800 yards rushing as a sophomore and a junior. The compact, low-to-the-ground runner breaks tackles on a regular basis because of his leg drive. Works through traffic with vision and low pad level. Good contact balance and cutting ability. Can reach the edge of the defense on sweeps where he shows a burst to turn the corner. Top level running skills. A willing and productive blocker when leading a quarterback sweep or facing up to anchor a pass rusher in the pocket. Has shown that he is an explosive cut blocker. A dependable receiver who catches the ball well out of the backfield. 2015 stats: 1821 yds, 6.3 ypc, 23 TD, 27 rec, 206 yds, 0 TD. OSR:6/24. First round. (A-31 1/4, H-10 1/4, BP-DNP, SS-DNP).