Saquon Barkley or Ezekiel Elliot? Who’s The Better Running Back

Ezekiel Elliot aka Zeke has been tearing up the league since being drafted #4 overall in 2016 and has benefited from one of the top offensive lines. Saquon Barkley was drafted #2 overall last year and easily took home Rookie of the Year honors. Both these guys are explosive, quick, and powerful. There are so many different ways to look at running back efficiency and deciding between these two is tough but I think the choice for is clear

The first thing we have to look at is the eye test, which guy makes people miss the most? Clearly it is Saquon
So that makes it Saquon 2 Zeke 0

Next is the statistics, granted stats never tell the full story but it is a good base line. Lets look at their 2018 seasons you tell me which side you think is better

Running BackAB
Attempts261304
Yards1,3071,435
Yds/Att5.04.7
Long7841
20+1611
TD116
   
Receiving
   
Receptions9177
Targets12195
Yards721567
Yds/Rec7.97.4
Long5738
20+54
TD43

So which one did you pick?

For those wondering Running Back A was Saquan and B was Zeke. Saquan’s stats are far superior and one stat not in there is fumbles. Saquan had 0 fumbles, not lost fumbles but fumbles in general. He never let the ball hit the dirt, that is incredible
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Last but not least is leadership and off the field behavior
This past weekend Saquon went to the PGA Championship and got to talk with now back to back PGA Champion Brookes Koepka and when he isn’t training or racking the minds of champions, he is visiting hospitals and inspiring the youth. All Saquon’s teammates talk about is how hard this guy works and how hard he trains.

Zeke on the other hand, This past weekend Zeke was cuffed and escorted out of a Las Vegas concert for ‘pushing’ someone. He was not charged but this isn’t the first time Zeke has made headlines for negative reasons, remember when he puled that girls top off? You hear Zeke’s teammates praise him for his skill and ability but never his work ethic and leadership..
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So there you have it folks, Saquon Barkley is the superior Running Back. Not to say Zeke isn’t great and a top back in the league but Saquon is just better overall and probably the best in the league.

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