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ESPN's Mike Greenberg Thinks Ezekiel Elliott Is Better Than Leonard Fournette, Nick Chubb

LSU sophomore Leonard Fournette has taken off as the Heisman front runner. Through four games, Fournette has 864 yards, and has already eclipsed his freshman season touchdown total, with 11. LSU's first game was rained out, but Fournette is still on pace for 2,376 yards and 30 touchdowns. Those numbers would likely be even gaudier if he had a chance to play against McNeese State. He's not the only great SEC back: Georgia's Nick Chubb is the model of consistency. Going back to last season, Chubb has rushed for over 100 yards in 13 straight games. According to ESPN's Mike Greenberg, neither is the nation's best running back however. That would be Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott.

Elliott was Ohio State's best player during the national championship run last season, and he's off to a nice start this year, but there may be some recency bias here. Elliott had a massive game against Indiana, piling up 274 yards and three touchdowns. Before that, however, Elliott was having a very good season, but not one that comes close to Fournette's numbers. He has eclipsed 100 yards in every game, but he only managed 3.7 yards per carry against Hawaii, and 4.7 yards per carry and no touchdowns against Northern Illinois. 

Elliott is on his way to a huge season, with 729 yards and eight touchdowns, and an impressive 7.3 yards per carry through five games. His numbers don't quite stack up to what Fournette is doing, but there is plenty of football yet to be played.