Funny. Clearly your not a Cowboy fan so it clouds your thoughts. Pretty hard to determine a players potential before they take a snap in the NFL. With that its pretty strong to say they blew the pick. If in the next few years Elliott is a top 5 RB and returns the offense to 2014 form its hardly blowing it. Ramsey looks to be a great player too. But Dallas needed to put a top RB behind that OL before contracts split it up as much as a top DB. The RB helps crown the OL, reduces the QB hits and frees up the passing game. Ramsey may not have as big an impact in Jacksonville as Elliott will have in Dallas. We will see.........
Strengths: Nice height and solid build with room to gain bulk ... Long arms ... Holds up well against the run ... Strong football player and can disengage ... Decent pass rusher ... Has solid instincts and does a decent job of recognizing play action.
Weaknesses: Athleticism isn't there ... Stiff in the hips and doesn't have much balance or flexibility ... Motor is very inconsistent ... Size is good, but as of now it isn't anything to rave about (must gain more strength) ... Lacks explosion when the ball is snapped ... Production is simply average, especially considering he was on the same line of Lawrence Jackson and Sedrick Ellis ... Unimpressive overall skill set.
Summary: The most overrated player in the country. I can't believe he is in the top five of so many mock drafts right now (including No. 1 on Todd McFraud's) ... The hype is going on because of whom he plays for; not his individual skill ... Production isn't impressive when you consider the talent around him ... Needs to step up.
Player Comparison: Igor Olshansky. Can't play three-technique, but can be an adequate nose tackle in the 4-3; best fit is at five-technique in the 3-4 where he can plug the run going against offense tackles using his size to his advantage.