As for which of those teams might be head over heels for him, Elliott believes that club could be in the NFC North.
Elliott is linked to each of those teams -- except the Bears -- in the latest NFL Media mock drafts, but he's been connected to the Bears, who parted with longtime top rusher Matt Forte this offseason, during draft season and visited the club earlier this month. The team's running backs coach, Stan Drayton, recruited and coached Elliott at Ohio State during the RB's first two seasons with the Buckeyes.
If the Bears and Dolphins do indeed love Elliott, they might be tempted to trade up to ensure a chance to draft him, although it could become a moot point if Dallas takes him at No. 4 -- Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on Monday that the team most likely will stay at No. 4 rather than trade the pick.
If a club's love for Elliott is strong enough to facilitate a trade up, it will have to make Jones an offer he can't refuse if it wants to end the intrigue about where Elliott will land before it starts.