Thursday, February 2, 2012

Scouting Report: Jay Ellison

Jay Ellison
(image via 247 Sports)
Name: Jay Ellison
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 280 lbs.
Class: 2013
Position: Defensive tackle
School: Hamilton (GA) Harris County

Notes: Holds offers from Auburn, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee . . . Auburn is his stated leader . . . Claims 5.21 time in forty yard dash . . . 4.68 time in the shuttle . . . 29" vertical . . . Teammate of 2012 recruit Jordan Jenkins (committed to Georgia) . . . 4-star, #15 DT, #208 overall to 247 Sports

Strengths: Plays with good leverage most of the time . . . Uses hands well . . . At 6'1" has ability to clog middle and hold his ground . . . Aggressive hitter and tackler . . . Powerful lower body . . . Runs fairly well for his size

Weaknesses: Seems to get off ball better as an offensive lineman, but too short to play offensive line . . . Not particularly quick off the ball . . . More of a clogger than a penetrator . . . Tends to hit rather than wrap up . . . Might slow down significantly once he adds another 20-30 pounds or so

Projection: Nose tackle.  Ellison seems to have a somewhat low ceiling due to his lack of height and explosion off the ball.  He has the ability to be a starting nose tackle in an elite conference like the SEC, Big Ten, etc., but without the ability to penetrate and make plays in the backfield, he likely won't be a star at the next level.

Reminds me of: Terrance Taylor

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