The first round of the 2016 NFL Draft is in the books, and it was as crazy as ever! Big moves and top-notch players highlighted the festivities from Chicago, most of which took place after the Cowboys fourth overall pick came and went, and Ezekiel Elliott was brought in to Cowboys Nation!
This was without a doubt an immensely exciting pick for Dallas, which sent Twitter users everywhere into a frenzy. Here are some of the highlights from last night:
The star baby
Ezekiel Elliott: 3rd Cowboys RB taken in top 20 since 1967. Other 2 are Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith & Tony Dorsett.
Love Zeke Elliott in Dallas. He’ll be a top five back in three years or less
Ezekiel Elliott on NFL Network: “I’m coming to Dallas to win a Super Bowl.
I’m a broken record, but if the Cowboys want to contend before Tony Romo retires, that’s how they do it.
For even more on how Elliott helps his new team, check out this in depth player analysis from Ian Koplowitz. Not only is Elliott ready to carry the Cowboys ground game on offense, but the former Ohio State back is also ready to handle some high expectations that come with being the potential final piece of the revamped “Cowboys triplets”.
While we have yet to hear from Tony Romo about the addition of Zeke, Dez Bryant did weigh in with this tweet:
Welcome … Let’s see what happens
UPDATE: At 5:22 CT on April 29th, Tony Romo tweeted this welcome to Ezekiel Elliott.
Lastly, let’s take a look at a few tweets from YOU the fans, sent in to @CowboysNation!
@CowboysNation Welcome to Dallas bro!!! Get these rings!!!
@CowboysNation @sweetupdown06 @BilodeauRyan it’s like we all wanted Ramsey, but there’s no denying Zeke is going to be phenomenal.
@CowboysNation won’t lie. I wanted Ramsey bad but I do believe Zeke will be a monster
Thank you for following the first round of the draft here at Inside The Star! Continue to check back right here on the home of Cowboys Nation for more draft analysis as we enter the second round later tonight!
You can find me on Twitter @ShoreSportsNJ, and feel free to send in your draft questions and comments to me over there!