NFL Awards: 2016 Midseason Predictions
Ezekiel Elliot: Rookie of the Year/Offensive Rookie of the Year
Fellow teammate Dak Prescott gives Ezekiel Elliot a run for his money to win Offensive Rookie of the Year (OROY), but the production of the ex-Buckeye is gaudy. Elliot is a tremendous running back accumulating 130 yards rushing, since week three. He is not just a favorite fort the OROY, but for the overall Pepsi Rookie of the Year, as well.
Elliot is a do-it-all runner showing the NFL the talent he has as a back. He is the type of player who comes every 10 years. Adrian Peterson became the first running back to show the versatile style, but due to recent injuries it is leaving a door open for better players.
If Elliot does in fact win both awards, he needs to take the young and best offensive line in football to a fancy dinner and pay for all of them. Elliot is a great back, but the offensive line does a incredible job creating holes for the OROY and ROY favorite. It is not farfetched to think he has a chance at Offensive Player of the Year, but quarterbacks are the likely choice. Matt Ryan, Tom Brady and Prescott are the candidates for such award in Offensive Player of the Year.