Andre Ellington RB Clemson Tigers

Andre Ellington Scouting Report RB Clemson Tigers

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This is our Andre Ellington scouting report. Clemson has a lot of dynamic offensive players on their team and Ellington might be one of the fastest. For all of our other scouting reports check out our scouting report page.

 

Measurables

5’10 190 pounds

4.45 40 yard dash (projection)

combine results will be posted when they become available

Stats: cfbstats.com

through 12/4/2012

2011:

Rushing
G Att Yards Avg. TD Att/G Yards/G
11 193 937 4.85 9 17.55 85.18
Receiving
G Rec. Yards Avg. TD Rec./G Yards/G
11 20 114 5.70 0 1.8 10.4

2010:

Rushing
G Att Yards Avg. TD Att/G Yards/G
9 117 684 5.85 10 13.00 76.00
Receiving
G Rec. Yards Avg. TD Rec./G Yards/G
9 12 110 9.17 1 1.3 12.2
Kickoff Returns
G Ret. Yards Avg. TD Ret./G Yards/G
9 7 238 34.00 1 0.8 26.4

 

Pros:

He does not have elite Speed, but he’s not going to be caught from behind very often…catches the ball  out of the backfield…has kick return potential and ability….does a better job than you’d expect for a speed back to pick up tough yardage…excels as a one cut runner…

Cons:

Thin in his lower half…ball security could be an issue at the N.F.L level…doesn’t break many tackles…needs to develops a little more patience in his runs..doesn’t have great vision or an exceptional burst to get quickly from the second level to third level…Will have to get a lot of reps on the practice field as a blocker on passing downs…production (yards per carry) as dropped down every year he’s been at Clemson…even though he catches the ball out of the backfield, he drops some easy passes and he doesn’t run great routes, he is not C.J. Spiller….although he doesn’t miss a lot of games because of injuries, he seems to be nicked up with injuries as a lot and as a speed guy that’s not a great trait

Round projection:

4th to 6th

A reader convinced me that I may have had Ellington’s value too low, though I still think he has some issues he should go back to school to work out.

2012 is a deep running back class so if Ellington wants to be drafted higher he should return to school and try to improve his stock during the 2012 College Football Season.

Thoughts

With both C.J. Spiller and Jamie Harper leaving Clemson for the N.F.L. draft over the last two seasons Ellington has had a huge opportunity to take Clemson by storm and beecome a dynamic player, but that hasn’t happened. He’s an undersized and unpolished third down back in the N.F.L. who is an ok run between the tackles kind of guy. Clemson has a lot of talented prospects that are going to be drafted early in the N.F.L. draft I’ve watched them more them quite a few times and am often failed to be impressed by Ellington.

I imagine with his season he could come back and try to improve his draft stock. He still needs to improve in his blitz pickups and blocking and catching the ball out of the backfield because right now he’s an unuseable chance of pace back. Now on the positive Ellington has become much better in between the tackles and he has a lot of potential as a Kick returner as well so there is a place for him in the N.F.L.

Bio:

Has 1,177 yards on 186 carries and 14 touchdowns, 23 catches for 164 yards and a touchdown, and 333 yards on 13 kickoff returns and a touchdown in 23 games (seven starts) in his career…reached 1,000 career rushing yards in just 151 carries, the second-fewest carries needed to reach 1,000 yards in Clemson history; only C.J. Spiller (142) was better…has a 6.3-yard-per-carry figure in his career, best in history among Tigers with at least 1,000 rushing yards…has 16 career touchdowns…2011 Maxwell Award Watch List member in the preseason…2011 Paul Hornung Award Watch List member in the preseason…2011 Doak Walker Watch List member in the preseason…2011 CFPA Running Back Trophy Watch List member and Kick Returner Trophy Watch List member in the preseason…preseason first-team All-ACC by Sporting News…preseason second-team All-ACC by Athlon and Phil Steele…#17 draft-eligible running back in the nation by Phil Steele…first on the team in power index (7.52)…tied for fourth on the team in vertical jump (35.5″).

Video:

Both videos by Jmpasq visit draftbreakdown.com

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