Photo of DeAndre Elliott
Grade
4.88 ?
  • 4.55 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 41.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 125.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.93 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 3.94 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 188LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

Elliott has gone back and forth between part-time starter and full-time starter during his time in Fort Collins, but he has consistently made plays while possessing the size/speed combination NFL scouts look for in cornerbacks. He intercepted two passes in his redshirt freshman (seven starts), junior (six), and senior (11) seasons, picking off one pass in his sophomore (10) year. Elliott returned one of his interceptions for a 76-year touchdown against Hawaii in 2012. He was credited with 27 pass breakups for the Rams over his four-year career.

Analysis

Strengths

Good height and arm length for the position. Showed dramatic improvement from last season improving completion percentage against from 57.4 percent to 40.5 percent and reducing touchdowns allowed from five to one. Quick to squeeze his target when route breaks in front of him. Spies quarterback from bail coverage and will break from his path to jump throws or help outside his area. Handles high/low splits from zone coverage with proper balance.

Weaknesses

Shows slight balance issues when hitting brakes from his pedal or shuffle. Acceleration from change of direction is delayed. Doesn't have recovery speed to swing and miss underneath. Concern over deep balls force him into early, hard bail. Doesn?t sit as tightly in the pocket in man coverage as teams would like. Always opts for safest angle possible in run support rather than making the impactful tackle.

Bottom Line

Tall cornerback who played with a much greater technique and understanding of his responsibilities in coverage in this year over last. While his height will get him attention, his lack of recovery speed might concern teams.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.