Photo of Elandon Roberts
Drafted By: Patriots
Grade
5.0 ?

Draft Analysis:

Roberts is a back up inside linebacker in the Patriots' scheme. His calling card will be on special teams. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'0" Height
  • 235LBS. Weight

Overview

Roberts collected 88 solo tackles in 2015, which led all of FBS.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.6 seconds
Vertical: 36 inches
Broad jump: 10 feet
Short shuttle: 4.26 seconds
3-cone: 7.23 seconds
Bench: 25 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

A coach's dream. Tremendous leader on the field and off. Worked all off­season to loosen his hips and improve his flexibility. Loves to hit and has a nose for the ball. Instinctive with an uncanny ability to consistently sniff out the best path to the ball. Lives on a downhill track and makes high percentage of tackles near line of scrimmage. Chest­-up, wrap­-up tackler. Has heart for days. Square in his scrapes and mirrors running backs effectively.

Weaknesses

Not a natural knee bender. Struggles badly with change of direction. Slow to accelerate when asked to stop and start. Below average speed and won't win many races to the edge. Lacks athletic talent to cover in space. Poor ball skills. Missed numerous interception opportunities due to poor hands.

Draft Projection

Round 7 or priority free agent

Bottom Line

His head coach calls Roberts one of the best leaders he's ever been around and raves about his work ethic and passion for the game. Despite his athletic limitations, Roberts posted outstanding tackle production and was a commanding presence in the box, but his lack of speed and athletic ability create a paper thin margin for error in the NFL that could be tough for Roberts to overcome.
-Lance Zierlein
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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