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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Draft rewind 2008 - Sedrick Ellis - New Orleans Saints

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about SEDRICK ELLIS: Southern Cal, 6004 309 5.28. Three-year starter that plays with urgency. Long arms. Sudden to get penetration. Feels pressure and reacts on the move. Strong at the point of attack. Good interior instincts. Uses knee bend and leverage to hold the point. Good use of hands to control the blocker and shed. Quick to hustle down the line in pursuit. Awareness of blocking schemes. Collision tackler. Demonstrates quickness, agility, and balance. Will compete. Tough, physical, and intense. Flexibility to play nose tackle in the 3-4 or defensive tackle in the 4-3, even though he is shorter than ideal. Explosive first step quickness and hips. Outstanding Senior Bowl week. Was the best player at any position. Explosive defender that gets a jump on the ball. Great effort. Will drive and make hand and arm tackles. Explosive tackler. Thrusts his body into the ball carrier. Gets into the blocker quickly. Sudden hands. Has the total package - stab, punch, placement, extension. Strong at the point of attack. Tough when he plays on the edge of a blocker. Slanting and angling are specialties. Makes plays down the field. OSR: 12/16. First round. (A-33, H-9, BP-34, 10-1.82).