Prospect

Photo of Kenrick Ellis
Kenrick Ellis (DL)
  • Height:
    6'5"
  • Weight:
    346 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    35 1/8 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 1/2 in.
  • College:
    Hampton
  • Conference:
    MEAC
Featured Prospects

Selected by: New York Jets
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 30 (94)

Pick Analysis: The Jets address their need at nose tackle with the selection of Ellis. He is a big, physical presence at the point with the ability to hold his own against single or double teams. He provides Rex Ryan with an integral piece to insert into the middle of his defense.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash5.28 sec
  • Bench Press26.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump- -
  • Broad Jump- -
  • 3 Cone Drill- -
  • 20 Yard Shuttle- -
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
Buzz

Overview

Ellis is an intriguing prospect who could develop into a complete starting defensive tackle capable of clogging up the middle, making plays in the backfield off penetration, and collapsing the pocket. Has a pretty rare combination of size and explosiveness. Can be disruptive with his power or quickness. Counters and the screen game can be used to beat him at times. Plays with some fire and has a solid motor. Teams will need to further investigate his dismissal from South Carolina.


Strengths

Ellis is blessed with NFL-ideal height and weight at defensive tackle. Holds up really well at the point of attack and can take on the double team and eat up space inside. Does a very good job pushing the pocket with his bull rush and uses a few hand moves to get off blocks. Excellent burst for a big man.

Weaknesses

Has character flags after being suspended and later dismissed by South Carolina. Needs to do a better job of watching his pad level at times. Can be fooled by crisp ball-handling and ball-fakes. Can be neutralized by trap blocks he fails to recognize. There are some concerns about his conditioning level.

Grade

5.6

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 combine workout: Kenrick Ellis

    Published: March 10, 2011 at 01:31 p.m.

    Watch Hampton DL Kenrick Ellis perform at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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