Height: 5'9" Weight: 197 lbs
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)