2016 NFL draft, trade rumors: Ezekiel Elliott to the Ravens?


Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott might not get past the sixth pick. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

The 2016 NFL draft is almost upon us, as the first round arrives Thursday at 8:00 p.m. While we wait to see which college players go where, here are the latest news and rumors relating to the draft.

Elliott to the Ravens?

Baltimore hasn’t been generally considered to be in the market for a running back with their No. 6 pick, but that could just because GM Ozzie Newsome has played his cards close to his vest. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the Ravens may pluck Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott, at that spot, possibly in a choice between him and Ole Miss offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil. Currently, Baltimore’s running backs include Justin Forsett, Javorious Allen and Terrance West, so there does appear to be reason to consider an elite prospect.

Derrick Henry might not even be the first Alabama running back taken

The hulking Heisman Trophy winner has been second in most draft lists at running back, behind Elliott, but some teams prefer his Crimson Tide teammate Kenyan Drake, who displayed intriguing versatility and speed. According

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