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NICK ELLER
Position: TE
Class: Sr
School: E. Illinois
Conference: Ohio Valley
Ht., Wt.: 6'3, 262
40 Time: 5.05
Grade: 2.95

BIO: Three-year starter named second team all-conference selection as a senior. Finished the season with 47/439/2 after posting a career best 57/721/7 as a junior.

POSITIVES: Tough, hard-working tight end with minimal skills for the next level. Works to bend his knees, blocks with a wide base and stays square. Quickly sets in pass protection and displays footwork sliding out to protect the edge. Fluid releasing off the line of scrimmage into pass routes, settles into the open spot on the field and extends his hands, looking the pass in. Strong-handed and pulls the ball out of the air. Comes back to the quarterback and helps out, working to make himself an available target.

NEGATIVES: Not quick off the snap or light on his feet. Does not adjust well to the errant throw and overall game lacks speed and explosion.

ANALYSIS: Solid, small-school prospect that may catch on as a third tight end at the next level, Eller is not dominant as a blocker and only effective as a pass catching target in the short field.

PROJECTION: Undrafted Free Agent

2003 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Yards Per Reception Touchdowns
47 439 9.3 2

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