Dannell Ellerbe   #57 LB

Height: 6-1   Weight: 245   Age: 32

Born: 11/29/1985 Hamlet , NC

College: Georgia

Experience: 9th season

High School: Richmond Co. HS [Rockingham, NC]









Combine 2009


  • Vertical Jump35.0 inches
  • 3 Cone Drill7.0 secs
  • Broad Jump118.0 inches
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.23 secs


Positives: Well-built athlete with the frame to add additional mass. ... Versatile defender with experience at all three linebacker positions. ... Aggressive to attack the line of scrimmage in run support. ... Good speed to the outside to meet the back at the edge. ... Reads his keys quickly and puts himself in position to make the play. ... Good overall athleticism. ... Among the better inside linebackers in the country in pass coverage. ... Gets good depth on his drops and reads the quarterback's eyes. ... Good short-area quickness and balance in coverage. ... Can beat blockers to the action due to his lateral agility and aggression. ... Effective blitzer who combines his explosiveness with legitimate hand technique to disengage from blockers. ... Flashes explosiveness as a hitter. Negatives: A bit undersized for the traditional inside linebacker position. ... Relies on his athleticism and aggression to beat blockers to the ballcarrier but struggles disengaging from blocks when confronted. ... Flashes explosiveness as a hitter, but too often tackles high, leaving him susceptible to missed tackles. ... Struggled with a knee sprain in 2008 and wasn't the same player. ... Some concern that he played soft in 2008, trying to protect his stock.