Photo of Rhett Ellison
Grade
69.5 ?
  • 4.88 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 31.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 109.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6'5" Height
  • 32 3/4" Arm Length
  • 251LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands

Overview

Ellison is a hybrid fullback/tight end who could play either role in the NFL. He is the beneficiary of a light tight-end class in 2012, projecting to be one of the first off the board. A bruiser with a punishing frame, Ellison is a reliable blocker both inline and out of the backfield. The same reliability can be said for his pass catching skills, both out of backfield and working upfield. Ellison will likely be selected in the middle rounds of the draft by a team looking for a physical player who can bring a workmanlike attitude to the facility and to special teams.

Analysis

Strengths

Ellison is quick off the line of scrimmage for his size and understands how to stem to avoid jams. He is a decent route runner who will get covered but can separate at the top of routes. He catches nearly everything in his path and is a very good blocker inline.

Weaknesses

Ellison is not very fast, nor is he a quick-twitch athlete. This is evident when he is running deep routes and trying to work upfield. He labors to move at times and can struggle in hard moves on his routes.
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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.
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