Data Scout Notes: 2013: HMC...P1stC/TSX-PTW...2012: NA...TSX Preseason Breakout Star...2011: 2ndC
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Draft Scout Justin Ellis News
08/09/14 - DT Justin Ellis left the game in the first quarter with a concussion and must go through the league protocol before returning to the field.
05/12/14 - Justin Ellis of Louisiana Tech, the first of two fourth-round picks by the Raiders, has struggled with his weight on occasion, getting into the 390s at one point during his college career. Ellis got to 334 pounds for the scouting combine, but told reporters by conference call he was back up to 346 pounds. "I've always been a hard worker, but as far as my weight, I tried to make sure I was consistent just so teams would know I'm not a guy that will swell up on them," Ellis said. "It's been a grind because I'm a built guy just naturally. I gain weight easily but I lose weight easily too, so my weight fluctuates. I haven't lost control of it." Ellis said he grew up idolizing Warren Sapp but as a professional has come to admire a player closer to his own style of play. "As far as going into the draft and the last couple of years, Vince Wilfork has grown on me a lot," Ellis said. "I like the way he plays the game and I kind of model my game after him." - The Sports Xchange
05/12/14 - A closer look at the Raiders' picks: Round 4/107 - Justin Ellis, DT, 6-2, 346, Louisiana Tech...Ellis can play over the nose when the Raiders go to 3-4 alignments or play inside in a 4-3 and has value as a run-stopper along with veteran Pat Sims. Provides depth for a unit that wore down in 2013 as the season progressed. Has battled weight issues in the past; was in the 390s at one point in college and put on 12 pounds since the scouting combine. - The Sports Xchange
05/08/14 - 2014 DRAFT SCOUT FINAL TOP 100: 98/11. Justin Ellis, DT, Louisiana Tech, 6-2, 334, 5.23, 3...Massive man who is tough to evict when he decides he wants to own a piece of football real estate as a two-gap tackle. He is even tougher to stop once he gets all that muscular humanity moving in one direction. Made a big impression at East-West and Senior Bowl workouts. Logic says he should manage his weight, which reached nearly 400 pounds, but he seems to be in football fighting shape at a svelte 350-ish. Frankly: A large, mean-spirited man from a very tough background. Here's your choice -- Either draft him or try to block him for the next few years. - Frank Cooney, NFLDraftScout.com
05/07/14 - Five players who should be on Houston's draft radar...DT Justin Ellis, Louisiana Tech: With Earl Mitchell in Miami and the Texans searching for more of a wide-bodied nose tackle for their 3-4 scheme, Ellis could be in play for them in the fourth round. An under-the-radar high school recruit, Ellis redshirted in 2009 and barely saw the field in 2010 before becoming a sophomore starter in 2011. He took a step back in 2012, but had his best year as a senior with 48 tackles, including 5.5 for loss, earning All-CUSA Honorable Mention honors. Ellis is a wide-bodied rusher and uses his ball quickness and snap anticipation to surge past blockers before they can set up, making him a tough guy to square up and slow down. He looks like a 0-technique who should be a man-eating run stuffer, but is also an upfield penetrator who is a handful to control as a pass rusher. Ellis is scheme-versatile to play a two-gapping NT role or as a 3-technique who wins with initial burst. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com