As far as Ezekiel Elliott is concerned, with his pre-draft workouts and visits all complete, he’s done his part. And having done his part he doesn’t want to sit around and wring his hands thinking about something that’s ultimately completely out of his control—namely, where he’ll be selected in this week’s draft.
Elliott made that much clear on The Rich Eisen Show, when Eisen asked him about how he felt about a headline that suggested the Cowboys could draft him fourth overall if owner Jerry Jones got his wishes.
“I’m not really worried about that, honestly,” Elliott said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I think that I've done my job. I think that I feel why every team should pick me [is because] I think I've had a great combine, I had a great pro day. I had a good meeting. I had a great workout with the Cowboys. I've done everything I can in my power, so I'm just waiting to see what they decide.”
Elliott has discussed how well he believes he would fit in Dallas in the past, but this close to the draft, it’s no surprise he’s being more diplomatic with his answers. For what it’s worth, Elliott said he had a good talk with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, but that they didn’t talk football much if at all.
“We really didn't talk much ball,” Elliott said. “We just kind of talked about life. We talked about business. We didn't really focus on ball.”