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Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott will visit with Dolphins next week

Ezekiel Elliott says he'd be a good fit in Miami, but the running back added the team hottest on his trail is Philadelphia. Andrew Weber/Getty Images

Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott will have a pre-draft visit with the Miami Dolphins on Monday and Tuesday, Elliott confirmed to ESPN.com on Friday.

It is no surprise the Dolphins are showing interest. They certainly have a need to fill after losing leading rusher Lamar Miller in free agency to the Houston Texans. Currently, 2015 fifth-round pick Jay Ajayi is the projected starter heading into the draft.

Elliott is the top player at his position and a three-down threat who could help take pressure off fifth-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

“They do have a hole at running back, and they do have some good people around on offense,” Elliott said Friday. “It seems like the running back is the spot that they’re missing out on. So I think it would be a pretty good fit.”

According to Elliott, the team showing him the most interest during the pre-draft process is the Philadelphia Eagles. Not coincidentally, the Eagles traded with the Dolphins in March to swap first-round picks and move up from No. 13 to No. 8.

Other teams showing interest in Elliott include the Dallas Cowboys at No. 4 and the New York Giants at No. 10. Elliott would be a very good pick for Miami, but chances do not look great that he will fall to No. 13.