Justin Ellis (DT), Louisiana Tech
6'2" | 334 lbs.
48 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 1.5 sacks
4th Round, 107th pick (Oakland Raiders)
What the scouts are saying:
"Round-bodied, short-armed plugger with enough anchor strength to hold the point and clog the middle on a shade in a 4-3 front. Must prove he can manage his weight and stay healthy to earn a spot in the NFL." (Nolan Nawrocki, NFL.com)
"Explosive off the ball and a quick thinker, reacting well to what the blockers want to do. Attacks with pure momentum, not afraid to use a spin move, making it tough for blockers to latch on. Load to handle. Good pocket vision and awareness to track and crash down on the ball or chase the ballcarrier outside. Nonstop motor and ferocious demeanor. Versatile experience, lining up at various inside positions in college." (Dane Brugler, CBSSports.com)
"Ellis is a sleeper prospect who a lot of teams are high on. He is a heavy tackle who has power at the point of attack. Ellis showed some burst and surprising movement skills for big tackle at the Combine. He could be a nice value pick. Sources have told WalterFootball.com that Ellis received a second-day grade. " (WalterFootball.com)