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Andre Ellington, RB

School: Clemson  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Moncks Corner, SC
Height/Weight: 5-9 / 199 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
8863

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Workout Results
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Elite balance to keep his feet after contact and make "wow" runs even when it appears he's contained. Very good fluidity and start/stop ability with smooth lateral cuts and excellent initial burst. Good footwork and wiggle to shake defenders and slither through tight spaces to make something out of nothing.

Slippery and elusive with swivel hips, making him tough to tackle. Nice job finding the cut-back lane or bursting outside before accelerating and turning on the speed. Runs tough and won't avoid contact, lowering his pads and getting every yard he can. Tougher than he looks with good forward lean.

Works well weaving through traffic with very good vision and patience to pick through the defense. Displayed better confidence as a senior, playing faster and making more decisive movements. Good production the past two seasons, surpassing the 1,000-yard rushing mark both years.

WEAKNESSES: Lean framed with only average build, lacking traditional size or a muscular frame. Lacks power to push the pile or routinely break tackles with his strength.

Needs to improve his patience to allow blocks to develop, often out-running his blocks and running up the backs of his linemen. Tad indecisive at the line of scrimmage, but doesn't dance as much from previous years. Accelerates quickly but needs to stay under control in his cuts. Shared the backfield duties most of his career and had only four games with 20-plus carries in 2012.

Dealt with a nagging hamstring injury much of his senior season, something worth monitoring. Tough in pass protection but needs technique work and lacks the base strength to anchor. Might not fit in every offense and looks best suited for a zone-blocking scheme.

Player Overview

Ellington helped steady his draft stock with his second 1,000-yard rushing season in 2012 - and staying healthy for a full season for the first time in his Clemson career. A big-play threat with 4.44 speed, Ellington showed the ability to play his best under the brightest lights.

While Ellington lacks decisiveness at times and isn't going to move many piles at his size, he also has the ability to weave through traffic and turn on the jets in the open field.

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04/08/2013 - 2013 Clemson Pro Day: Andre Ellington is convinced to attempt second 40-yard dash...A total of nine NFL teams were represented at Clemson Pro Day on March 7. They ran indoors on field-turf. Only one player held a workout. Andre Ellington RB (5-9 3/8, 194 pounds) - He was at the combine but pulled his hamstring there and was reluctant to run because he was afraid he might pull it again. He ran 4.71 on his first 40-yard attempt before coaches convinced him it was in his best interest to run at full speed in order to get a better look at him.

He ran 4.52 on his second attempt. Ellington did not jump or run the shuttles. He looked very good in the individual drills they put him through. He caught the ball extremely well. Ellington also caught punts, and they said he looked good. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

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