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2005 NFL Draft Draft Tracker Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Players Positions Schools Conferences NFL Teams

Ellis Hobbs - CB

 Ellis Hobbs Grade: 3.43
 Position: CB
 Class: Sr
 School: Iowa St.
 Conference: Big 12
 Ht., Wt.: 5-9, 192
 40 Time: 4.55
  Selected by: New England Patriots
  Round 3, pick 20 (84 overall)

BIO: Three-year starter and All-Academic performer who totaled 71/5/8 as a senior after 71/2/9 the prior year.

POSITIVES: Technically sound cornerback with solid cover skills. Fluid transitioning off the line with opponents, possesses good footwork in all directions and quick in his head. Immediately locates the ball, displays a good move defending the pass, and stays with the play. Alert, quickly breaks on the throw and displays a good burst of closing speed. Fast enough that he can recover to help out teammates. Excellent special teams player who is one of the first down the field on coverage units. Team captain as a senior.

NEGATIVES: Not a big, strong sturdy corner and out-muscled by opponents. Gets blocked out of the action and loses out in battles.

ANALYSIS: A consistent performer on the college field, Hobbs is one of the most undervalued cornerbacks in this draft. Would be very effective backed off the line of scrimmage or in a zone system, yet marginal size may keep him from being anything more than a nickel back at the next level.

PROJECTION: Mid Fifth Round

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