I really hadn't heard much of Justin Ellis before the college football all star circuit. All the Louisiana Tech defensive tackle did was dominate both weeks of practice at the East West Shrine game & Senior Bowl, causing me, and many others to go back to see just how good he really was.
Traits That Stood Out
- Power to Hold up as a NT
- Can Push the pocket with Bull Rush
- Quick off of the snap
- Can play up and down the defensive line
Ellis has the power to get up underneath lineman and walk them back into either the quarterback, or the running back on a run play.
What you'll notice when you watch Ellis is that he plays with good leverage on run plays. This will help him hold at the point of attack. While I think he's best when he can be aggressive, Ellis showed that he can handle a double teams. This might be better to harness his aggression, and I'll get into that later. But Ellis ate up double teams and allowed the linebackers behind him to have a free run at plays.
Where He Can Improve
- Gap Discipline
- Using His Hands
|Multiple Pro Bowl Player, Top 10||8.5 – 9.0|
|Highly Productive Starter, 1st Round||8.0 – 8.4|
|Very Good Starter, Early 2nd Round||7.8 – 7.9|
|Reliable Starter, 2nd Round||7.5 – 7.7|
|Potential Starter in Year 2, 3rd Round||7.0 – 7.4|
|Backup/Spot Starter, 4th Round||6.5 – 6.9|
|Productive Backup, 5th Round||6.0 – 6.4|
|Very Good Backup/STs, 6th Round||5.5 – 5.9|
|Quality Backup/Good STs, 7th Round||5.0 – 5.4|
|Backup/STs/Project Player, 7th Round||4.5 – 4.9|
|Priority Free Agent w/ Limitations||4.0 – 4.4|
|Read & React||2||1.6|