Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson
Height: 5-10. Weight: 190.
Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
Projected Round (2013): 3-4.
12/8/12: Ellington has been very good as a senior. His added weight has allowed him to be a more effective runner between the tackles and pick up more yards after contact. He's averaged 5.1 yards per carry with 1,031 yards and eight touchdowns. Ellington also has 13 receptions for 197 yards and a score. The senior has improved his draft stock.
8/16/12: Ellington is the lead back of a high-powered offense. He averaged 5.3 yards per carry as a junior in 2011, totaling 1,178 yards with 11 touchdowns. Ellington also caught 22 passes for 109 yards. He ran for 686 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2010, averaging 5.8 yards per carry.
Ellington is a smaller speed-back who is a big-play threat. He is quick to the hole and can turn the corner on perimeter runs. When Ellington gets in the open field, he is tough to to keep out of the end zone.
There are concerns about if Ellington can hold up under a large number of carries in the NFL. He also needs to show more strength to get yards after contact. Ellington has some big-play ability and could be considered as a change-of-pace backup.