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Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports
NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah reached out to five executives to ask them which player would they rather have on their roster: Ezekiel Elliott or Leonard Fournette?

Three out of five picked Fournette.
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Executive 1: Fournette
"Fournette is faster and he can hold his speed longer than Elliott. Elliott was further along as a blocker and receiver at Ohio State, but I thought Fournette made some small improvements in those areas this year."

Executive 2: Elliott
"Zeke is more versatile and would fit in any offense. Fournette is a stronger, more violent runner but there is more uncertainty with him, mainly pass protection. By the way, look at Zeke's numbers vs. Alabama and compare them to Fournette's."

Executive 3: Fournette
"I really like Elliott, but Fournette is an animal. Guys like him don't come around very often."

Executive 4: Elliott
"Fournette is a physical stud, but Zeke is just a better all-around football player."

Executive 5: Fournette
"You don't see guys with Fournette's size/speed combination very often. He's a rare, rare talent. He's the most talented runner to come out since Adrian Peterson."
Fournette missed five games this season due to lingering ankle injury but still managed to rush for 843 yards and eight TDs.
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1989 months
Exec#6: LF didn't have to wear gay shirts at LSU to draw attention.
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Muahahaha89 months
He is the type of runner and player that Brown fans would love.
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saint tiger22589 months
Wtf does that even mean?
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saint tiger22589 months
Nevermind, I see you're an Ohio fan. It makes sense now. Just to add, if Fournette lands anywhere with near the O line that Dallas has for Zeke, he'll out play Zeke.
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CL810089 months
youncan forget it if he go to cleveland browns lolol. his injuries will occur right and left and might not have a full healthy season. browns need a qb, they need a pass rusher, they need a damn good offensive line, they need a few good wide receivers, they need a good hc with a game plan, they need a new defensive coordinator, browns needs a pass rusher, at least a couple of those guys, and some good lbers and safetys cause their whole roster just about is bad, about the whole staff is bad so lf7 going to cleveland would do no good for cleveland or leonard.
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Mike da Tigah89 months
To compare LF to Zeke based on how each did against Alabama is ridiculous.
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saint tiger22589 months
What's sad, is that executive is probably making millions each year to come up with stupid shite like that.
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saintlad7489 months
It's the whole Barry Sanders vs. Emmit Smith debate again. How many more yards would Sanders had gotten, had he had Smith's offensive line to run behind blah, bah, blah?? Elliot is good, but he does have a great line, Jason Witten, Dez Bryant , and the Cowgirls lucked out with Prescott. So yes, Elliot should get that many yards. Fournette played in mostly a 1950's offense at LSU. He was basically the play book. Most teams stacked the box against him and he still ripped off a ton of yards. Of course Alabama stopped him , because they have elite players at every position and they didn't need to worry about a passing game. Elliot lucked out because the Cowgirls picked 4th, they weren't bad on offense talent wise, but got that record because injury to Qb. It also helped, that Dallas by virtue of a crap season the previous year, they get a very easy schedule. I realize they started two rookies, but look at the competiton. They played the Browns, Bears, Bengals, Ravens, and 49ers. Elliot should have racked up a ton of yards.
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SamuelClemens89 months
Wait till they get a good look at Guice
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Fenwick8689 months
"Zeke is more versatile and would fit in any offense. Fournette is a stronger, more violent runner but there is more uncertainty with him, mainly pass protection. By the way, look at Zeke's numbers vs. Alabama and compare them to Fournette's." Wow even an NFL executive can be a short-sighted idiot.
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Sao89 months
He's going to look awesome in Orange and Brown
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LSUtiger8989 months
Are you a browns fan? If so, there are browns fans?
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CL810089 months
lolol lmao. you dumb. borwns need an offensive line and a qb and hc first. browns are the door mat in the nfl :)
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BayouBengal6189 months
According to anonymous NFL scout on Bleacher Report over 50% of teams would take Guice over Fournette right now...
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Lexman189 months
Well tell those teams they aren't getting Guice! He's got some unfinished business to take care of at LSU first!!!!
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Lexman189 months
I would take either one in a heartbeat! Fournette behind a stud o-line with a passing game to boot, would be unbelievable! However, he will be drafted by a crappy team like Cleveland and toil away until he hits free agency in 4 years. Elliot has really impressed me this year and proves my point. Great o-line and productive passing game. Elliot has been the beneficiary of both. To his credit, he has taken full advantage and should continue to excel. Flip a coin!
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Louisianaboy8789 months
People kill me making their comparison based on performances against Alabama. Last time I checked one running had the threat of a passing game vs Alabama which made the run more of a threat, the other had no passing threat which allowed Alabama to put 7 in the box and dare them to throw. Come on man! LF7!
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Barbellthor89 months
I, too, could acquire only 30-or-whatever yards running against Alabama with the offensive line performance Leonard had to deal with. Can't compare RB's when one is allowed to be hit at/behind the LOS. Please stop talking about the gump games. They mean nothing as far as Leonard's ability.
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11thACR89 months
At this point LF7 is all about potential ....Elliot is about performance
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Lsuchs89 months
So LF has no performance to back up his potential? He was the only SEC running back in 50 years to lead the country in yards per game. He had great performances against EVERY FBS opponent he faced healthy minus Alabama. Who he still put up 80 on as a freshman
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Lsuchs89 months
And if you are talking about NFL production... well obviously he isn't in the league yet. Check out D Murrays yards per game and yards per attempt since leaving Dallas' OL btw, where he so happened to be the leagues leading rusher as well.
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la champ189 months
That's just BS come on man
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God, please do NOT let him become a Carolina Panther.
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RightWingTiger89 months
Looking at the draft order and a few mock drafts it seems like most have the Panthers leaning towards Dalvin Cook over LF. If they take Cook and LF is still on the board then I would love to see LF go to the Colts. I think he would fit nicely in Philly as well but hands down the best outcome would be Seattle, I doubt he falls all the way to #27 but he could become BeastMode 2.0 and absolutely wreck the NFL for years. But as TigerPimp points out i desperately pray that LF isnt drafted by the Panthers or even worse the Falcons. That would be a fate worse than death to tey and root for LF but hoping he doesnt win a game all year Lol!!!
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AustinKnight89 months
Welp one just ran for 1600 yards in the NFL and is ALL PRO the second one couldn't stay on the field in college. I'd say one has the upper edge so far.
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Who_Dat_Tiger89 months
those two executives must work for the Browns and Jaguars
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CapperVin89 months
those three executives must work for the Browns and Jaguars
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bluephi191489 months
85 yd screen for a td against Pittsburgh and outran a linebacker who runs a 4.4 in the 40 shazier his former teammate. and had a safety pull up with a hammy running behind him he special ZEKE!!!!!!!!
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bluephi191489 months
well as a cowboys fan I aint gone lie im "Gucci" with zeke. 1631 yds. with only 12 carries in last two games. he may not be fournette but he good enough for us. I have saw zeke get hit and carry three men for another 5 yds. offensive line is great but that boy run hard az hell. check out that 4th quarter run against tampa bay with 2 mins left to go I think he had 4 cats trying to tackle him. he is special!
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Shiftyplus189 months
Imagine LF7 behind the Cowboys' line.
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BIWO89 months
Sucks he'll probably be stuck behind a crappy line to start his career and Zeke will look better on the stat sheet behind the best O-line in football.
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CaptainPanic89 months
Zeke get's a lot of praise for someone who has such a great lien to run behind. He's nothing "special"
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Tigers4Lyfe89 months
You're an idiot.
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Lsuchs89 months
He is special, but leading the league in rushing at Dallas =\= best running back.
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