Ezekiel Elliott has been as advertised during his young career. The Dallas Cowboys rookie running back leads the league in rushing yards (703) and carries (137) and is third in rushing touchdowns (5), proving that the organization knew what it was doing when it took him with the fourth pick in this year's draft.
Elliott was a popular choice for Offensive Rookie of the Year before the season started, largely due to the Cowboys' dominant offensive line. And that hasn't been lost on the former Ohio State star.
"Honestly, I'm not really taking too many big hits. I got that great O-line, so that helps," Elliott told the Dallas Morning News.
But despite his early success, which includes rushing for more yards in the first six games of his career than anybody in NFL history not named Eric Dickerson, Elliott believes he hasn't reached his peak yet.
"I have yet to show the dominance at the second level. … Once that starts happening, it's going to be kind of scary."
If that's true, opposing defensive coordinators will have their hands full for years to come thanks to the 21-year-old budding star.