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2015 NFL DRAFT
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Louis Ellis

Height: 6-2 | Weight: 315 | College: Shaw
 
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Overview

Ellis signed with Mississippi State out of high school, but academics cost him a chance to play at the FBS level. He was dominant playing in Division II after two seasons at Hinds Community College, winning CIAA Defensive Player of the Year in 2007 and '08, compiling 129 tackles (led his team in '08 with 64), 43 tackles for loss and 16 sacks.

Analysis

Positives: Good upfield quickness to pressure the quarterback or bring down backs behind the line of scrimmage. … Gets through double-team blocks, which he faced quite often given his production, and rips off man-on-man blocks with violent hands. … Can line up outside or inside. … Hustles making the play in the hole or down the line after disengaging. … Good quickness to chase ballcarriers downfield.

Negatives: Only adequate size and strength for an interior lineman, could be best as a Tampa-2 three-technique or a 3-4 defensive end. … Does not have the bulk to hold up against NFL double teams. … Must have better backfield awareness, runs himself out of plays. … Inconsistent motor. … Took advantage of lower level talent.

2007 Season

Second team AP Little All-American, 1st team All-CIAA.

Junior College

Attended Hinds CC.

 
 

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