Ezekiel Elliott was right. He’s going to Dallas.

The consensus top running back in the draft went No. 4 overall to the Dallas Cowboys, just as he predicted.

Elliott’s selection made him the first Buckeye running back drafted in the top 15 picks since Eddie George went No. 14 overall in 1996. He was the highest-drafted OSU running back ever. Believe it or not, Joey Bosa, who went No. 3 overall to the San Diego Chargers, and Elliott became the highest-drafted players from OSU since Vernon Gholston went No. 6 overall in 2008.

Elliott will look to build off a historic college career in Columbus. His 3,961 rushing yards were second to only two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin. The 2015 B1G Offensive Player of the Year had 22 games of 100-plus rushing yards, including his unforgettable stretch of three straight postseason games of 200-plus yards.

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And of course, he was the MVP of the first College Football Playoff National Championship in AT&T Stadium, the home of the Cowboys.

The hype for Elliott in his rookie year figures to be great, considering he’s already been likened to Emmitt Smith and Adrian Peterson. Health permitting, Elliott will likely be expected to become a three-down back immediately in the NFL. Widely considered the best pass-blocking running back in the draft, Elliott will provide a major boost to the aging Tony Romo.

He’ll go into an ideal situation with the Cowboys, who already have one of the best offensive lines in football. Even though the Cowboys signed Alfred Morris and still have Darren McFadden, Elliott will be relied upon early and often.

Let the Cowboys hype begin.