Photo of Ezell Ruffin

Combine Results

4.84 ?
  • 4.68 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 17 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 27.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 110.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.35 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.58 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12.59 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'0" Height
  • 31 1/8" Arm Length
  • 218LBS. Weight
  • 8 3/4" Hands



Displays great concentration and ball-tracking. Adjusts route when needed to make angles more difficult for defender. Finds ways to get vertical without impressive speed. Reliable blocker in run game and does adequate job of sustaining blocks. Thick upper body -- gets squared to target and will land a blow. Willing to take on linebackers in run game.


Bulky through hips and waist with tight hips. Stiff and shows very little bend in and out of routes. Lacks suddenness and shows no second gear. Slow into his route. Only five touchdowns despite 195 targets in three years. Minimal production after catch. Runs basic routes with little nuance to them. Missed five games during 2014 season due to broken collarbone.

Draft Projection


Bottom Line

Without separation speed or suddenness, will likely struggle to get open against NFL competition. Ruffin's competitiveness as a run blocker will be appreciated, but the pass-catching skills will determine whether he gets a call on Day 3 (Rounds 4-7).
-Lance Zierlein
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.