BIO: Junior college transfer who started the past two seasons. Senior totals included 99/14.5/5 after 67/10.5/4 as a junior, when he won All-Conference honors.
POSITIVES: Focused defender who stands out playing in space. Gets depth on pass drops, quickly changes direction and displays excellent range. Easily runs with backs in coverage and makes plays against the pass. Fast off the edge on the blitz and flies around the football. Flashes on the scene and plays with explosion.
NEGATIVES: More of a run-and-chase linebacker who hesitates on the field. Slow shedding blocks and is controlled by tight ends.
ANALYSIS: A solid weak-side linebacker prospect, Ellison has improved the past two seasons and offers a good degree of upside. May start as a special-teams player but could see action in nickel packages at the next level.