Rhett Ellison Scouting Report
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Rhett Ellison Scouting Report

Position: TE
Conference: Pac12
School: USC Trojans
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #40
Height & Weight: 6'5 - 250 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Seventh Round
Drafted 4.33 in 2012 by MIN

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.88
Vertical jump31.5
Broad jump9'1

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
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Rhett Ellison, TE, USC

Southern Cal fullback prospect Rhett Ellison isn't likely to take too many carries away from Adrian Peterson but he will likely fulfill his role as a premiere special teams player. Ellison embraces his role as a figurative 11th man. He blocks, holds, works on coverage teams and everything in-between. He was a team captain for the Trojans in his final season.

A true locker room guy and hard worker in the weight room. Ellison played tight end in college and will likely be used on occasion as a No. 2 TE, he's a better fit as a fullback and occasional H-back. Ellison only had one career carry but has decent hands as a receiver.

Minnesota probably reached a bit here in a player that amounts to a special teams guy. He's not a big-play threat and will need some practice on the small fundamentals of being a fullback. When he does get his hands on someone, he plays to the whistle with a chip on his shoulder.

The Vikings special teams struggled at times last year and Ellison is someone who immediately will have an impact in that regard only.

Last Updated Apr-29-2012 by Matt De Lima

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