Having just finished his fifth season in the league, it feels like running back Ezekiel Elliott has been around forever.
Elliott came into the league an explosive, lean runner that could break off the big play seemingly at any moment. As he's moved through his career, his contact balance and overall physicality have become his best strengths. He's gotten more muscular, but at times has not had that same level of explosiveness we had gotten used to back in 2016.
This offseason, Elliott looks to be trying to get that back. Once again, Elliott was filmed doing an agility workout and looking as quick as ever.
We Just Crafting Right Now!!!! @EzekielElliott #The3Way pic.twitter.com/XytUa3wwwr
— J.Hicks (@3hunnidGuru) April 15, 2021
Back in March, a similar video was released, sending Cowboys Twitter into a mini frenzy. Hey, it's the offseason, can you blame for them for looking for something to get excited about?
We Just Getting Acclimated…..@EzekielElliott pic.twitter.com/BNk6NsVs1J
— J.Hicks (@3hunnidGuru) March 7, 2021
Ezekiel Elliott posted career lows in yards per game and per rush, while also having a career high in fumbles in 2020. He failed to reach 1,000 yards rushing for the first time in his career (when playing a full season), and just seemed to lose a bit of that prestige he once had around the league.
But there were major hurdles for Elliott to face last season. We all know how dependent the running back position is on the surroundings of the offense, and the Cowboys offense completely crumbled around Ezekiel Elliott last year.
With the full unit back and healthy, Ezekiel Elliott looks primed for a bounce-back 2021 campaign.