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#pounditThursday, December 1, 2022

Ezekiel Elliott reacts to dropping so far in NFL Top 100 rankings

Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott has a chance to reclaim his spot as one of the best running backs in football if he plays a full season in 2018, but the NFL Network is going to make him earn it. The Cowboys star is clearly feeling up to the challenge.

When NFL Network released its annual list of the league’s top 100 players a year ago, Elliott checked in at No. 7. He tumbled all the way down to No. 54 this year, but he insists he is not sweating it.

“It is what it is. I missed six games,” Elliott said, per Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “I know the player I am. You guys know the player I am. Every player in the league knows the player I am. I don’t really need verification from a Top 100 list.”

Elliott, of course, was suspended for six games last season stemming from his role in an alleged domestic violence incident. With no restrictions on how much he can play this season, he expects his ranking to shoot back up a year from now.

“It should be,” he said.

The NFL Network’s Top 100 list is always controversial, and one player already expressed his frustration over where he was ranked. Elliott should have plenty of motivation to bounce back in 2018, and his low ranking can only help.

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