He has yet to play one down in an NFL game, but running back Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys has sold more jerseys than any other player in the league since the day he was drafted fourth on April 28.
That night, Elliott’s home and away jerseys became available for preorder on NFLShop.com, the league’s official online site.
Based on the site’s sales from April 1-June 30, the former Ohio State player beat out New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who finished in the second spot, followed by New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.
Carson Wentz, who was picked second in the draft by the Philadelphia Eagles, finished sixth.
In January 2015, Elliott ran for four touchdowns in the team’s 42-20 victory over Oregon, giving the Buckeyes the first College Football Playoff title.
In May, the Cowboys signed Elliott to a deal worth $24.9 million that included a $16.3 million signing bonus. Elliott also has a separate endorsement deal with Nike.
The highest a Cowboys player was on the best-selling jersey list last season (from April 1, 2015-Jan. 30, 2016) was No. 9 (wide receiver Dez Bryant). Tight end Jason Witten finished 10th.