Sedrick Ellis Scouting Report
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NFL Draft > 2008 Prospects > DT > Sedrick Ellis

Sedrick Ellis Scouting Report

Position: DT
Conference: Pac12
School: USC Trojans
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #49
Height & Weight: 6'2 - 305 lbs.
Drafted 1.7 in 2008 by NO

2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
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Sedrick Ellis, DT, USC

Ellis is a classic one gap defensive tackle that can thrive if put in the right scheme. He penetrates well and has elite closing speed for a defensive tackle. Ellis has experience as a nose tackle, but does not do well in a two gap defensive scheme and will not likely play there as a pro. Ellis uses his long arms and hands well to disengage from blockers and does a great job of batting down passes -- he has deflected 7 passes in 2007. Ellis is a disruptive force against the run when allowed to penetrate and create pressure in the backfield. Ellis finished the 2007 season with 58 tackles, 12.5 of them for a loss, and 8.5 sacks. There is some concern due to Ellis' relative lack of height at just under 6'1" and his durability, as he has had injuries throughout his career at Southern California. Ellis had a great game in the Rose Bowl against a good Illinois offensive line and continues to solidify his draft status. According to all sources, Ellis has been absolutely dominant force in Senior Bowl practices (a tool which many NFL coaches use to evaluate prospects). Ellis impressed at USC's pro-day on April 2nd. He ran a 5.0 forty yard dash and looked incredible in the drills he was put through. Ellis bench pressed 225 pounds 34 times, seven more than Glenn Dorsey of LSU. Ellis will be picked in the top 15 and will not likely slip past the Bengals at the number 9 pick.

Last Updated Apr-16-2008 by Dustin Claussen

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