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2011 Denver Broncos Draft Cameos: Kenrick Ellis

Defensive Tackle - Kenrick Ellis, Hampton

Height:  6'4
Weight:  346
40yd:  5.28

Interest Level:

Private Workout:  Yes
Private Visit to Team Facility:  Yes
Attended Proday:  No
Other: -

Quick Take:

Run stuffing mountain of a man.  Could be moved into any gap to stop the run.  Similar to Chris Baker in 2009, Ellis is a developmental size prospect with the tools to succeed at the next level, but who has endurance, weight, and consistency issues to work on.  Also was a transfer.  Can dominate a double team, and does a good job of being explosive when he stays low.  Overall very inconsistent though, and doesn't show very good hand technique at any time.  Can get bottled up by technically sound OL inside.  Only adequate instincts and nose for the play, could have immediate impact as a space eater on a limited basis (i.e. low snap count).

Where He Goes in the Draft:

Bottom of the 3rd round

What is Denver's Interest In Him?


Denver is doing their homework, and seem keenly interested in this more prototypical NT candidate.  I suspect they feel he will be a falling value and that they may be able to pick him up in the 6th round, or even later.  Has incomplete workouts this offseason due to hamstring issues, and his particular red flags have capped many a potential DTs career int eh NFl.

Position, Name

CB Patrick Peterson

DT Marcell Dareus

QB Blaine Gabbert

Top OLB/DE Von Miller
DE Robert Quinn

DT Nick Fairley

QB Cam Newton

Middle OT Nate Solder
OT Anthony Costanzo
DE Da'Quan Bowers
DE Aldon Smith

Bottom DT/NT Phil Taylor
DE Adrian Clayborn
OG/C Danny Watkins
OLB Akeem Ayers


QB Jake Locker
QB Christian Ponder
DE Jabaal Sheard
QB Ryan Mallett
CB Brandon Harris
QB Andy Dalton

2 Middle RB Mikel LeShoure
OLB Bruce Carter
ILB Quan Sturdivant

Bottom OT Ben Ijalana
RB Daniel Thomas
DE Allen Bailey
DT Marvin Austin

Top QB Colin Kaepernick
LB Dontay Moch
3 Middle WR Greg Little
FS Quinton Carter

Bottom RB DeMarco Murray
WR Edmund Gates
RB Kendall Hunter
DT Kenrick Ellis

4 Middle

5 Top



[Note:  All players in the table are ranked by overall grade within their round grouping, however, the round groupings are based on where this player will likely be drafted based on where teams are currently selecting in the draft.  Therefore a player is ranked within a group by his level of ability, but players in nearby groupings may have higher or lower actual grades, despite being in a different group.  Confusing enough for you? --Styg]