Sony Michel defined why he thinks Ezekiel Elliott continues to be ‘one of many high backs within the league’

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“I’ve this argument on a regular basis.”

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Ezekiel Elliott warming up previous to a Patriots preseason recreation in Inexperienced Bay in opposition to the Packers. Patrick McDermott/Getty Photos

The Purple Sox misplaced to the Astros 9-4 on Monday regardless of Adam Duvall’s first inning three-run house run.

The 2 groups play once more tonight at 8:10 p.m. ET.

Sony Michel believes in Ezekiel Elliott with the Patriots: Since arriving in New England as a coaching camp free agent signing, operating again Ezekiel Elliott has already invited loads of hypothesis about what he would possibly contribute in 2023.

One former Patriots operating again thinks it’s going to extra intently resemble the Elliott of previous, when the previous fourth total decide was named to a number of All-Professional groups.

Talking with Kay Adams on FanDuel TV’s “Up & Adams,” Sony Michel defined that the Patriots place an emphasis on operating the ball, as they did throughout his personal tenure in New England.

This, Michel theorized, will probably be good for Elliott.

“Zeke, he’s one of many high backs within the league proper now. Nonetheless, to today,” Michel mentioned. Professional Soccer Focus rated Elliott because the thirtieth finest within the NFL in a rating earlier in 2023, however Michel thinks he stands greater.

“I’ve this argument on a regular basis,” Michel defined of his stance on Elliott. “He’s nonetheless most likely a top-seven operating again. You recognize, lots of people give him a variety of flak for what occurred the previous couple years. ‘He’s not the identical Zeke.’ This dude’s going nonetheless for a 1,000 yards and he’s nonetheless not the identical? He most likely dropped off 200 yards and other people have been saying he fell off or he’s not the identical.”

In Michel’s view, the Patriots may find yourself getting a resurgent Elliott based mostly on his motivation to show doubters unsuitable.

“He’s the identical Zeke. Now, he’s most likely hungrier than ever on a unique group, recent begin.”

After averaging not less than 4 yards per carry over the primary six seasons of his NFL profession, Elliott may solely muster 3.8 yards per carry in 2022. He was ultimately unseated because the lead again with the Cowboys, as Tony Pollard took over with extra speeding yards regardless of fewer carries.

Trivia: Ezekiel Elliott was the primary operating again chosen within the 2016 NFL Draft. Are you able to identify the second?

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Trace: Picked by an AFC South group, he was a former Heisman Trophy winner.

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