Washington Redskins Draft Profiles: Bruce Ellington, WR

Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Hogs Haven takes a look at NFL prospects heading into the 2014 draft.

Bruce Ellington

Wide Receiver

Height: 5'9"  Weight: 197 lbs

South Carolina

Strengths: While Ellington is not a tall wide receiver, he is not small either.  He has a thick frame to go along with great quickness and almost looks like a running back playing the wideout position.  In college, he also played point guard on the Gamecocks' basketball team.  He has off-the-charts overall athleticism and registered a 4.45 40-yard dash at the combine.  Additionally, he was a top 5 participant at the combine in the 20-yard shuttle (3.95 seconds), vertical jump (39.5 inches) and 60 yard shuttle (11.12 seconds).

Weaknesses: He is short, and while he has a solid frame, he is sometimes lacking in the blocking department.  He also has the stigma of coming from the simplified "pitch-and-catch" South Carolina offense.

Bottom Line: Ellington is an intriguing prospect, and his performance at the combine definitely helped his stock.  Andre Ellington, his cousin, had a fine season with the Arizona Cardinals last year as a rookie running back, and Bruce has a similar body build.  He should be able to contribute right away in the return game and could develop into a dangerous slot receiver and occasional weapon out of the backfield on third downs.

Projected Round: 3-4

Team He Fits Best On: Vikings, Jets, Chiefs, Bears

Bruce Ellington 2012 Highlights (Football) (via Julian Mitchell)


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